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Audubon Launches First Ever Free and Complete Field Guide App for North American Birds

Mobile Users Now Have Over 800 Species of Birds Right in Their Pocket

NEW YORK (October 1, 2015)—The National Audubon Society has released an updated Audubon Birds Pro mobile app available via iTunes, Google Play and Amazon at no cost. The app includes an 821-species checklist from the American Ornithologists Union (AOU) and is the first time a complete field guide to North American birds is available for free mobile download.

With the Audubon Bird Guide, one can:

  • Identify 821 species with in-depth descriptions including information on appearance, habitat, behavior and more.
  • Explore a gallery of more than 3,200 images from the world-renown VIREO, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University’s world-wide collection of bird photography.
  • Listen to up to eight hours of bird calls, differentiated by region and season. 
  • Access robust seasonal and migratory range maps. 
  • Browse species in a gallery view and filter by shape, region and color, aiding quick identification. 
  • Use “Find Birds with eBird” to locate birds seen recently in the vicinity, drawing on the continuously updated database from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and eBird
  • Post, keep lists and share sightings with friends and followers with Audubon NatureShare’s easy and user-friendly interface.

To learn more about how to use this complete and free bird guide, please visit

The National Audubon Society saves birds and their habitats 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. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organization. Learn more at and @audubonsociety.


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