Smart Bird ID

Smart Bird ID

By Yellow Cardinal Inc.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2017-11-06
  • Current Version: 3.56
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 203.36 MB
  • Developer: Yellow Cardinal Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
Score: 4.67561
From 10,207 Ratings


Identify birds with your camera or your microphone! Just point to the bird and we'll ID it for you. Over 1000 bird species from the United States (USA) and Canada are available, with plenty more from around the world. With Smart Bird ID, you’ll: • Identify birds by sound (song ID) or image (video or photo ID) • Add your observations to your journal, and sync them across your devices • Share your identified birds with others, and learn more about birds in your area • Listen to bird songs, and learn more with photos and videos • Improve your identification skills with fun quizzes Why you’ll love Smart Bird ID: • Beautiful design and simple to use, wether you’re a beginner or an advanced birder • Easy-to-maintain lists help you keep track of the birds in your backyard or in the field • Huge international community, with birders sharing observations every day • Works offline so you can ID birds everywhere • Built & designed by a birder that’s sweating the details to make the perfect birding app Subscriptions ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Upgrade to Smart Bird ID Pro to: • Unlock every feature in the app with no ads • Never lose an identified bird with cloud backup (includes photos, video and audio) • Sync your observations across your devices • Create memorable bird lists like life, year and yard lists • Create a birding profile and share your observations with the community • Unlock international birds If you purchase a Smart Bird ID Pro annual membership, payment will be charged to your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current subscription period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current subscription period. Automatic renewals will cost the same price you were originally charged for the subscription. Subscriptions may be managed by going to your Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription. Privacy Policy: Terms of Use:



  • Awesome!

    By ivan•
    I love this app. I highly recommend it. If you like birds, you are probably going to enjoy this a lot.
  • I just got started.

    By Iseebirds
    Thank you Michael for a very quick response and making my first lesson in bird identification a pleasant one. We have a lot of birds visit our fountain. We are looking forward to knowing each one.
  • This app is addicting!

    By Macs&cheese
    I started using this app to keep track of the birds in my backyard and it was just a casual thing. However, I have grown addicted to the song identifier :-) and the ability to see other birds in my area as well as keeping a list of the birds in my backyard is just a bonus! Love this app.
  • Great birding app

    By LPasquina
    Awesome app for beginner and advanced birders alike. It’s like a Shazam for bird songs, and it does photo recognition too. It even takes your location and time of year into account to suggest which bird you’re probably hearing/seeing. For those who want to keep track, it has a list of the birds you have recorded (lifetime and year to date). One of my favorite parts is the Bird-a-Day widget. You get a picture of a new bird delivered to your Home Screen every day, and it’s delightful. Try it!
  • Disappointed with this app

    By crazy ama
    Every time I wanted to use the app to identify a bird call, there would be an ad and a missed opportunity. The company obviously wants you to purchase the premium. I deleted the app and found a better one.
  • Must Have Top Birding App!

    By FWcanuck77
    New to the birding scene I have tired a few different birding apps and this one is by far one of the best. It easily has the most expansive list of birds and is great for both domestic and international species. The information provided for each bird is very detailed, much more than other apps or even some guide books. It is also VERY impressive how responsive Michael is to emails regarding requests for additional birds to be added or suggested app improvements. Response time was within the day and sometimes even within the hour! Dedicated birder and app designer!
  • Smart Bird ID

    By Steviewal
    I was having difficulty identifying a bird. Michael from the help team at Smart Bird ID did some research and gave me my answer. He was prompt and I enjoyed the interaction we had during our investigation. I look forward to using the app again.
  • Nice app

    By M.e.m.d
    I’ve been using the free version of this app for about a year now. I finally decided to upgrade to the paid version because of their option to email pictures to a live person to help ID a bird that Didn’t find a match in the free database. The email came in Less than 24 hours. Michael was who wrote back and he verified the bird and also explained that the bird may not have successfully been Identified because it is molting. I especially like that you can reply to the emails and it is not a robo mail. If you’ve enjoyed the free version for awhile, I recommend you give the paid version a try.
  • Exactly What I was looking for!!

    By joshua8265
    It’s been a big help!!! I live near State Parks and wildlife refuges, this app has been able to help me identify many of the birds I’ve been photographing the last few years! I was never able to ID the birds as many guides don’t have pictures of every single type out there. This one has gotten them all so far!
  • Song ID stinks

    By Jdn01
    Literally any song I played for it to recognize it tells me it’s in Northern Mockingbird