Audubon Bird Guide

Audubon Bird Guide

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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. If something doesn’t look right, don’t worry—all of your data is untouched, safe, and secure.

While we work on migrating all of our users’ data to the new app, we have temporarily disabled some of the app’s community features. In the next few updates, we’ll be restoring and adding new features that make it easy and fun to share and view the photos taken by other Audubon Bird Guide users around the country. Stay tuned!

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.

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What's New

In this update we are pleased to introduce Custom Lists, which you can use to keep track of multiple lists of species you've seen—or want to see!

We know every birder has their own system, so we wanted to make Custom Lists as flexible as possible. You can easily add species to a Custom List when you're adding a sighting, or you can add species to Custom Lists directly from My Audubon, without creating a sighting. And if you'd like to sync any of these direct additions to Custom Lists to your Life List, which automatically keeps track of every species for which you've created a sighting, you have that option.

For long-time users of the app, this update will also restore any public lists associated with your pre-existing NatureShare account as Custom Lists. If you have existing NatureShare lists to import, your NatureShare account must not be set to "private" for the import to work, and you must log in to the Audubon Bird Guide app using the same email address that you used to login with NatureShare.

For more information on how you can use Custom Lists, and for help troubleshooting any problems with importing NatureShare lists, please see

Thank you to our beta testers who helped us test this feature before its release. If you'd like to receive access to new features before they're released and help us test them, please sign up to become a tester at

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