iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds
iOS Universal Reference
iBird Yard Plus Guide to Birds is designed specifically for the 149 species of garden and yard birds found in North America and Hawaii and an additional 118 species of common birds. If you are new to birding, iBird Yard Plus is a wonderful and inexpensive way to discover these amazing creatures. Just set up a small bird feeder in your yard and start discovering the beautiful species that thrive in your area. iBird Yard Plus is completely up to date with the 2016 AOU and ABA checklist and it contains hundreds of bird songs and calls you can play from the app to attract birds to your feeders.
More Details of What’s New: bit.ly/ibird-whatsnew
iBird Yard Plus also takes a major leap forward with “Time of Day” filtering available in version 10.04. You can now search for birds by activity levels during day or night (Cathemeral), dawn and dusk (Crepuscular), during the day (Diurnal) or during the night (Nocturnal).
With iBird’s Percevia™ matching system you can search for birds by color, location, shape, habitat or any one of 35 identification attributes to find your bird. iBird's comprehensive species pages have hundreds of built-in bird song recordings, professional high-resolution bird photographs, hand-drawn composite illustrations and range maps with detailed migration paths.
** NOTE: If you would like to try out iBird without spending any money, check the newly released iBird LITE Free Guide to Birds of North America. It contains all the features of paid iBird Ultimate, including BAM, but contains just 50 species. And it’s completely FREE. **
Whether you are an experienced birder or a beginner, iBird Yard Plus is the best way to learn all about the birds in your garden.
■ iBird now takes advantage of the high-resolution retina displays of the iPhone and iPad so the screen shows more information than ever.
■ Birds Around Me and Percevia smart search now available as in-app purchases.
■ Contains the latest 2016 AOU and ABA checklists.
■ Splits-History lets you see what birds have had name changes, have been split into more than one species or lumped into one species.
■ iBird’s icon-driven visual search engine, enables you to identify birds using shape, color, location, habitat, head pattern, flight pattern, bill shape, length and more.
■ Voluminous identification and hard-to-find details such as diet, nest information, egg color, sex of incubator, vocalization definitions, and more.
■ The only birding app that includes both Illustrations and Photos.
■ The powerful search engine means no longer scrolling through hundreds of the wrong choices. iBird matches just those birds near you that fit your description.
■ Many hours of highest quality bird sound recordings.
■ Sort birds by first, last and family name and view birds by text, icon, thumbnail or gallery.
■ This new update to iBird we have added 15new drawings, 3 new search attributes to help you identify birds and other improvements you have asked for.
■ Search by common name, Latin name and even band code.
■ Only app with a field mark layer which displays key ID marks for male, female, juvenile.
■ Post, keep lists, and share sightings with friends and followers with an easy and user-friendly Notes and Favorites interface.
■ iBird’s database is completely self-contained; no internet connection is required like many other birding apps.
■ Download and Installation is must faster now with Apple’s App Thinning.
■ All new range maps now include Summer, Winter, Spring and Fall ranges plus Year-round and Migration ranges.
■ The Conservation Status search attribute lets you filter birds by 6 threat levels including Least Concern, Near Threatened, Vulnerable, Endangered, Critically Endangered and Extinct in the Wild. The standard is maintained by Birdlife International and is called the IUCN Red List.
■ Species, common and family names in English, French and Spanish (text is English).
Fixed a crash being experienced by some users.
Time of Day Search. The new Time of Day search feature lets you filter birds by activity intervals during day or night (Cathemeral), dawn and dusk (Crepuscular), during the day (Diurnal) or during the night (Nocturnal). Time of Day Notes which provide additional information about a species behavior are found on each species from a new Time of Day menu. The Time of Day feature is particularly useful for birders who are interested in night birding and is available as an inexpensive in-app update for 99 cents. Please note that we are in the process of updating the paragraphs for each species so this first release will not be complete.
Dropbox Migration is back. As you may know before we implemented iCloud for syncing Favorites, Notes and Photos, we used Dropbox. We made the shift because Dropbox removed an essential feature we used for the backup and sync feature to work. We thought enough time had gone by that most of our customers had migrated to iCloud, but we discovered that was not the case. So, we have implemented the Dropbox migration again feature so that customers who are still using it can let iBird move their Notes and Favorites to iCloud. You will still need to reassign your photos once they have been moved to your iCloud folder.
New Sounds. New sounds were just added for 8 owl species: the Elf Owl, Flammulated Owl, Great Gray Owl, Great Horned Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Spotted Owl, Western Screech-Owl, and Whiskered Screech-Owl. Check out the female call of a Northern Hawk Owl in flight and female alarm calls from a Spotted Owl. We are committed to adding to our extensive sound library and routinely check for new sounds that we can include. Our Western Screech-Owl is a prime example of this. While we had the song, trill and alarm calls for this species we were able to add female and begging whinny calls as well as a different type of alarm call.
New Species: We are constantly updating the illustrations for our species. Here are the ones we have updated for this new version 10.03 of iBird. Black-faced Grassquit, Botteri's Sparrow, Cinnamon Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, King Rail, Kirtland's Warbler, Limpkin, Louisiana Waterthrush.