Audubon Bird Guide by National Audubon Society (Universal)
Released: Oct 12, 2009
Version: 5.3.0
Size: 101 MB
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Audubon Bird Guide

National Audubon Society
The Audubon Bird Guide is a free and complete field guide to over 800 species of North American birds, right in your pocket. Built for all experience levels, it will help you identify the birds around you, keep track of the birds you’ve seen, and get outside to find new birds near you.

With over 2 million downloads to date, it is one of the best and most trusted field guides for North American birds.


It's now easier than ever to identify a bird you just saw. Enter all you were able to observe—what color was it? How big? What did its tail look like?—and Bird ID will narrow down a list of possible matches for your location and date in real time.

Our field guide features over 3,000 photos, over eight hours of audio clips of songs and calls, multi-season range maps, and in-depth text by leading North American bird expert Kenn Kaufman.

With our completely redesigned Sightings feature, you can keep a record of every bird you encounter, whether you're hiking, sitting on the porch, or simply catching a glimpse of birds out the window. We'll even keep an updated life list for you.

See where the birds are with nearby birding hotspots and real-time sightings from eBird.

Post your photos to the Photo Feed so other Audubon Bird Guide users can see your best bird shots.

Keep up with the latest news from the world of birds, science, and conservation. Find an Audubon location near you to go birding. Or see where your voice is needed and take action to protect birds and the places they need, right from your app.

Once you log in with your NatureShare account, your sightings and photos will migrate with you into the new app. This is a one-time process. If something doesn’t look right, don’t worry—all of your data is untouched, safe, and secure.

Have any questions or need help? Contact us at

About Audubon:
The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state programs, nature centers, chapters, and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon’s vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive.

What's new in version 5.3.0
In this release, we've made some significant improvements to how you create, choose, and manage your saved locations.

- You can now rename or delete any of your saved locations from the new My Locations screen. Find it in the My Audubon section.

- Now, whenever you are asked to choose or create a location (such as when adding a sighting), you will see all of your locations on a map, in addition to a list with the nearest locations sorted to the top.

We've also made several improvements to the Bird Alert and Custom List features to make it easier to get notified when the birds you want to see are nearby.

- You can now access your Bird Alerts from the My Birding Stats bar on the home screen.

- Birds spotted within the last 24 hours will now appear at the top of your Custom Lists.

- When browsing your Custom Lists, you can easily tell which ones have Bird Alerts set by checking the list icon.

Additionally, this release includes several bug fixes and small enhancements, including a fix for an issue that resulted in zero matches appearing in Bird ID for some users under certain conditions.

If you have any questions, or need any technical assistance, please contact Audubon customer support at
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Our verdict: Good
  • + Audubon Bird Guide is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + The app is free.
  • + Audubon Bird Guide is currently ranked #169 in free Reference apps for iPhone, as well as #106 in free Reference apps for iPad.
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