Birds of Britain Pocket Guide

Last modified
Saturday, January 19, 2019

Description of App

Top quality bird app from the creators of Bird Guide Britain and Chirp! Bird Songs, now at a budget price!

Detailed information, fantastic images, songs, calls and distribution maps for 189 birds - all the common and best known birds in Britain arranged by family or alphabetically.

This is the perfect birdwatching guide even if you are a complete beginner. The unique photo-based Bird Finder will quickly identify a mystery bird, then you can mark it as seen, make notes, and automatically note the current date, time, latitude, longitude and Grid Reference. Share the news with your friends straight away with the built-in Facebook and Twitter links.

"I don't say this often, but you guys should charge more for this neat little piece of work! I almost feel guilty now, for the price!" - AppStore reviewer

The many features include:

  • a photo-based BIRD FINDER to identify mystery birds
  • CAREFULLY SELECTED photos of males, females and juveniles, to show the main features
  • annotated photos of KEY FEATURES
  • a COMPARE IMAGES feature
  • a HISTORY feature to make it easy to go back to the last bird you looked at
  • a BACK-UP system so you can save your data
  • and it's the only app that selects the birds for the area WHERE YOU LIVE

Want more? For the full works, look for iSpiny's Bird Guide Britain: Field Guide - the most complete British bird app!

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Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On


iOS Version


Accessibility Comments

This app is displayed in landscape mode only, which is probably because of the amount of visual content. The interface isn't the easiest to use, however if you persevere with it, you'll find it very rewarding if you have any interest in British birds. a lot more care could have been taken when labelling buttons, but it's usually fairly easy to work out what they are. A couple have no labels at all, such as the one to close the details screen. The large button on the right hand portion of the details screen is actually a photo of the bird you're looking at. When double tapped, it is displayed full screen with a close button at the top right.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling

Few buttons are clearly labeled.


There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Other Comments

there is a plethora of similar apps that do marginally the same thing, however despite it's quirks, I think this is the best. from what I can tell based on App store reviews by people who are more knowledgeable about this subject than I am, this app seems to be the most accurate. I have not tried the other apps mentioned in the description, but my guess is that the interface is the same. they will just have different databases.


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