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Peterson Birds of North America

by gWhiz, LLC

Free for a limited time
$14.99 > free

This comprehensive mobile resource includes information from 8 Peterson Field Guide books, including the best-selling guide to birds in print - Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America.
Take birdwatching to a whole new level! Quickly identify birds you see in your garden, on your way to work, or out on a hike, with Roger Tory Peterson's innovative identification system. Time-tested illustrations and our unique display of similar looking birds make for fast comparison.

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We have provided a limited free version of the content that you can try before deciding to upgrade. This version includes a limited look at the vast resources available.

Get your best value by upgrading to the Premium Version with a one time, in-app purchase. The Premium Version includes lifetime access to:

• 800+ species of birds to explore
• Create checklists, annotate sightings
• Listen to each bird’s vocalizations
• Unlimited access to all illustrations, range maps, & nest photos


As the official Peterson app, Peterson Birds puts comprehensive descriptions, full-color illustrations, bird songs, range maps, and nest photos for over 800 species of North American birds right at your fingertips.


Presented in a fun-to-use, innovative format, Peterson Birds of North America is a must-have tool for birding enthusiasts everywhere!

▶ Peterson Birds lets you compare similar species by sight, song, and range from one screen.

▶ Swipe through pages of wonderfully organized illustrations so you can identify birds faster.

▶ Locate birds in your area with ease using the smart search feature populated with user-specific county-level and monthly data. Not quite sure what you’re looking for? Browse birds by species category or alphabetically.

▶ Make our field guide YOUR go-to bird identifier - create your own Species Notebook with user photos, make custom lists of birds, record your sightings, share individual sightings and lists with friends via email or social media, and check birds off your life list.

▶ What's going on in your neighborhood this week? The app syncs up with the web-based Cornell University database, tracking every bird recorded in your county with frequency data for every week of the year. See for more information.


Peterson Birds of North America includes information from these print field guides:

• Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America
• Peterson Reference Guide to Molt in North American Birds
• Peterson Field Guides Hawks North America
• Peterson Field Guides Hummingbirds of North America
• Peterson Field Guides Warblers of North America
• Peterson Field Guides Eastern Bird’s Nests
• Peterson Field Guides Western Bird’s Nests
• Peterson Field Guides Feeder Birds Eastern North America


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Our Customer Success Team is available from 8am to 6pm, Monday - Friday (except on major holidays) to help you with technical questions about the app.
Call us at 319-246-5299 and email us at with any questions.

What's new in version 2.8

Optional account sign up

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Ranking - Apps (iPhone) - United States
  • Peterson Birds of North America is a good rated app with 3.5 stars.
  • The app is currently Free, instead of its regular price of $14.99.

App Updates (View More)

  • $14.99 -> Free Apr 18, 2017
  • $9.99 -> $14.99 Sep 21, 2016
  • $14.99 -> $9.99 Sep 14, 2016
  • $9.99 -> $14.99 Nov 11, 2015
  • $14.99 -> $9.99 Oct 28, 2015
  • Release v1.2.2 Dec 18, 2010

Peterson Birds of North America App Details

Peterson Birds of North America is an application developed by gWhiz, LLC and released on iOS. The app is compatible with iOS 8.0 or later on the following devices: iPhone 7, iPhone 6, iPad 3, iPad Mini and iPod Touch 5G or newer.

Below are the links to download the app on iOS. To download the app for Android, click here.

Developer site: Support

Quick Details

Current Version: 2.8
File Size: 467Mb
Publisher: gWhiz, LLC
Content Rating: 4+
Users Rating: 3.50 (7 reviews)
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Peterson Birds of North America Reviews

Customer Service at its best
Rated 5 out of 5
By CodyPuppy on August 25, 2017
When I got the notice I needed to purchase this app I initially went ballistic because I purchased it a...
bring back the old app icon
Rated 3 out of 5
By LAS VEGA5 on June 28, 2017
it was so much better
Are you kidding?
Rated 5 out of 5
By Bluebunny101 on June 27, 2017
Really? I need to create an account to open a field guide? Used to use this regularly but no longer...
All done!
Rated 4 out of 5
By Wood turtle on June 26, 2017
Well, if your goal was to push me to Sibley's, you've succeeded. The insanely annoying demands that I create an...
Great customer service.
Rated 5 out of 5
By Utahreefer on June 14, 2017
They were very helpful in getting a previously purchased version working. It's a great app.
Don't need an account
Rated 3 out of 5
By mmkimberly on May 5, 2017
I've been using this app for several years and really like the page format showing several species on a page....
As comfortable as a well used bird book
Rated 5 out of 5
By Ziret on May 5, 2017
I didn't buy this for a long time because it seemed to be so far behind any of the other...

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