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iBird Pro Guide to Birds Review Breakdowns

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Jun, 2022


Jun, 2022



iBird Pro is a self-contained, take-anywhere-no-Internet-required app that turns your iPhone into a field guide to birds of North America. iBird offers a search engine designed for identifying birds plus a neural-network feature for identifying birds from any photo. What birders say they love about iBird the most is its premium-quality encyclopedic reference to every avian species in the United States, Canada, the Hawaiian Islands, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the unique island nation of Palau, which should be on every birder’s life-list. iBird follows conventions of the 2019-20 American Ornithological Union (AOU) standard. iBird inspired Apple to feature it in their famous "We have an app for that" videos. (go to: Why? Because, most notably, iBird offers functionality not found in books or most other birding apps. ILLUSTRATIONS. Accurate drawings are a must for the correct identification of any bird. Only iBird has full-size, high-resolution, hand-drawn, field-marked illustrations for every species. These composite illustrations contain images of the male, female, juvenile, bird-in-fight, and other variations in plumage based on age or location. PHOTOS. Unlike other bird apps, iBird contains a growing library of over 4,000 photographs, allowing you to see the species in multiple settings and real-life environments. No other birding app offers both illustrations and photographs. FIELD-MARKS. Another way iBird enhances your birding experience—a detailed field mark layer that exists for each illustration can be toggled on or off to highlight important identification characteristics. MAPS. iBird has Range Maps for every species that show where the bird spends its time throughout the year. SONGS. To enhance your ability to identify any species, iBird contains over 4,000 birdsong and bird-call recordings. These are super-useful to confirm an ID or when you can hear but not see the bird. PHOTO RECOGNITION. iBird's amazing Photo Sleuth feature takes advantage of modern AI-based photo recognition techniques to identify any bird from any photograph, even a poor-quality, fuzzy photo. See how Photo Sleuth works: SMART SEARCH. We’ve saved the best for last—iBird's patented, comprehensive Percevia™ nature-based search engine that will turn novices into bird ID experts. The search engine comes with 35+ characteristics of birds that can be searched (e.g., body-color, GPS location, habitat, bill shape, song type, etc.). Unlike most birding apps, no Internet connection is required to use iBird in the field—it has a self-contained database of all content. iBird Pro’s architecture is now “consolidated,” with four countries contained in its database: North America, United Kingdom, and Ireland, Hawaii, and Palau. More databases will be added to iBird in the future. In addition to all of the features we’ve mentioned, iBird Pro comes with these additional features: Birds Around Me (BAM)—shows just those species within a radius surrounding your GPS location, Percevia™ smart search—a patented feature that helps you identify birds just like the birding experts, Time-of-Day—lets you search for birds by activity levels during day or night, dawn, dusk, etc., Owls of Mexico—includes illustrations with field marks, range maps, songs and calls for 16 remarkable Owl species. Version 12.7 adds 5 new illustrations—to see these go to Search > Illustration Update > 12.7. More Details of iBird Pro Version 12.7: EULA:

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No, no, no!
LoRob on 2022-07-03
I bought iBird Pro so I could have my guide book in my pocket. While I can understand the publisher wanting a continuing monetary stream for ongoing development, I don’t want a subscription and I don’t like the fact that I can’t just keep my out of date app for use without avoiding the ‘update all’ apps button in the App Store. I am sure that without additional income from subscriptions this app may cease to exist in the future, and I will have to look for another great bird guide from my phone. I only wish they had created an iBird Pro 2 app so that existing customers didn’t have to avoid updates. I would not buy this app new if I didn’t already have it.
My Favourite Bird App (No longer)
I can`t find one on 2022-07-03
Has something changed? Is it free just for a year for everyone who ever purchased it or just free for a year? It says to register it…how? It still wants me to choose a Subscription level (not interested in that) If it’s free forever to previous Purchasers please indicate how to register it. I might add that I also bought all the add ons that were released and I bought iBird Journal so…no I am not a happy Camper. You may get new people who don’t already own this app to subscribe but I’d be very surprised if anyone who purchased this app will subscribe. I won’t (purchased in 2013). We’re not Previous Owners. Will no longer recommend.
So disappointed
mrpommer on 2022-07-03
Another tone deaf switch to the subscription model that could have been handled so much better. The core of iBird is a reference text, which doesn’t have ongoing costs (my 30 year old Peterson’s still works). The need to support development is real, but if the dev respected their (long-time) users, they would offer the subscription content as an add-on, with the core information remaining useful, or offer a separate app for new users and call this one “Classic” or something. Some of the problem is App Store restrictions, to be sure, but locking out existing users of a premium app is just gross.
Subscription model
Sora-ly displeased birder on 2022-07-03
Very very disappointed. I have used iBird Pro for years, and recommended that others purchase and use the app as well. With the latest update, I am now being told that I am required to pay for a subscription, which was not the case at the time of purchase. Surely those that purchased the app previously should be grandfathered in rather than requiring ongoing payment for something that was originally purchased outright? Very disappointed. I’ll be going back to my guide books and relying on other apps from here on out.
My Favourite Bird App (No longer)
I can`t find one on 2022-07-03
Edit Maybe it’s just me but I think the better way to deal with this with current Owners of this app is to give the option to purchase Updates from the way this app was before this switch. If you want updates,buy them. Some updates you might want,some you might not want (exactly like the add ons) I bought all of them,some people may have bought some of the add ons & some may have bought none. Let new people buy into (or not) the Subscription Model.
Extremely unhappy
Picanikki on 2022-07-03
Paid 20.99 for this app years ago. It has always been my go to. Grab my phone before bird book I liked it that much. All of a sudden now it’s a pay a subscription fee ?! Maybe you could at least stop updating this one. Let us keep our content we paid for … wish I could get a refund honestly. If I knew this change would be happening I NEVER would of paid for this app in the first place.
Another great application ruined by subscriptions
Touchtheworld on 2022-07-03
This has been a good application over the years but has seen very few updates so the explanation of going into a subscription model to keep everything current because of the cost of keeping data current doesn’t lineup. Birds don’t change. I have no problem paying for an occasional update, but I will be deleting this to avoid the subscription. Subscriptions are ruining the platform!
No Subscriptions!
KenJamin ll on 2022-07-03
I have been using iBird Pro for years. I’m disappointed that my app is being moved to a subscription model. I would describe myself as an occasional bird watcher. Since I’m not a dedicated bird enthusiast paying a subscription doesn’t make any sense. Consequently, I will delete the app when I get tired of bypassing the update all button.
Andre Drummondville on 2022-07-03
Je ne comprends pas pourquoi je ne pourrais plus utiliser mon application que j’ai payé, vous pourriez me privé des mis-a-jour simplement, là je serais plus en mesure de vous comprendre. PS je ne crois pas que je vais vous encourager une fois de plus au risque d’avoir une autre mauvaise surprise un jour . André Drummondville
Very disappointed
Sora-ly displeased birder on 2022-07-03
I purchased this app years ago, and now I’m required to pay a subscription to use it? Therefore changing the agreement from when I purchased the app and only providing a one week free period. Although I’ve recommended it in the past I no longer recommend this app and will be relying on Sibley from now on.

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