Pretty good with quirks 3/5
The sound recordings are mostly very good. I have played a few through an amplified speaker to attract a bird. It works, but sometimes annoys them so don’t do it often.
Very thorough descriptions but only one photo for each bird. That’s OK. It’s not a tool for identifying. You have to ID, or make an educated guess at a bird you see. Then find it on the app and listen.
The “find birds near me” feature worked for 2 years, then suddenly stopped last month. I can’t find out why or how to reinstate it. I emailed the developer and got no response.
The description says there is a way to subscribe and turn on that feature (which I did when I got the app). But you “can’t get there from here”. The instructions take me to no-wheres-ville.
I’d give this app minus 5 stars if Apple would let me. Awful app. It is not as advertised! Pay $7 and you’ll see.
Utter liars and thieves!
(angry bird emoji)
Dont waste your money 1/5
I literally just bought this and it won't let me do anything!! So frustrated!!! Want my money back!!!!!!!
Bad app 1/5
This app is terrible you have to pay to do everything in the pictures it says you can look up birds and their recent sighting. Unless you pay you can’t do it. It’s almost impossible to find the right bird, there is just a long list of birds. I strongly recommend not getting this app
This app is so awesome and fun
Perfect birder’s companion. 5/5
I love this app and you can use it in places that don’t have wifi as long you downloaded the call before you go there. I’d download all the calls so I can be prepared.
By the dat boi
Bird Calls ok, but... 2/5
Review update, this app no longer allows you to download new calls. I paid for this app.
Could use a few new features.
Need to save a bird to favorites.
The ability to loop a call.
Better search feature.
How to submit a sighting.
This app should be able to do these simple functions for $6.99.
Useless w/o fee 1/5
7 bucks to search for a bird? No thanks
FULL OF ADS and POP UPS 1/5
By Kell Boe
Waste of time—ads and pop ups.
Bad app 1/5
It used to be a good app and now it refuses to download BirdSounds 🙁😕😞 I will download the app and then offload it.
Bird caller 4/5
I love this app. These are recordings from other bird enthusiasts. I use it to call the birds to the yard. Some of the recordings are not good and it’s time consuming to scroll through to find the one you want. Would like to see some improvements on the search features. Can you make the recordings moveable? If you can make them so I can scroll my favorite calls to the top of songs it would be nice. If you don’t know the species of birds, it’s very challenging to use at times.
Clunky, doesn’t work 1/5
REALLY I WANT MY MONEY BACK 1/5
By stupid birdy songs
I payed money for songs and they are NOT songs I recommend u do not get this app it’s stupid and u have to go through all of the loading issues and I payed 6.99 SO NO STARS FOR U!!!!!!
Crappy App 1/5
Rip off 1/5
Buy the App then they want $7 more to search or limit choice to birds near me!
Can't search without paying and they use names for birds nobody ACTUALLY uses.
Hard to use - free version is worthless.
How can I unlock it again 2/5
How can I retrieve my activation ? I have purchased this app and then removed it now I re installed it again!? Is there away to use it again with all the unlocked features??
Free to download but not to use the app
Don't download this app 1/5
Advertisement portal for games. Lousy and low volume bird calls.
Completely limited unless you buy 1/5
Terrible waste of time. You can't do anything unless you buy the app out right. Given others peoples poor experience I'm reluctant ant unless there's a money back guarantee. Better apps out there.
Very difficult to search for birds. All listed in alphabetical order and search does not work with partial name like "humming bird". Did like the sound files when l could find a bird and sightings near me was interesting but guess you cannot add your own sighting. Too expensive for so little functionality.
Extremely glitch and unhelpful 1/5
I couldn't get this app to respond to anything. It seemed like the only goal was to force me to buy the upgrade... But if the free version doesn't work, why would I spend money for the paid version?
Bird calls 1/5
This app won't even load and now I can't even delete it from my phone
Eh great 1/5
I think I just bought the upgrade can someone change that I can't figure out how to cancel it I hit the button by accident help this is stupid
And I have deleted it
Don't pay the price! Only get if for FREE 1/5
Very confusing app !
Decent free version of app 3/5
I only used the free version of this app and though it was good but not great. Like all free apps i have used it has some advertisements. One thing I think needs worked on is being able to play the calls without internet connection. Everything else works without it except that. Also with the free version there are a lot of limits to what you can and can't do but after all that is why it is the free version. I think it could be a decent buy for anybody that is into birding.
Just one ad after another 1/5
Because of the way it is organized and the barrage of ads this app is completely unusable. There isn't even a way to search for a particular type of bird (Hawks or Ibis for example).
Bad joke 1/5
All this app does is try to peddle the premium version. The one from Cornell is much better.
Waste of my time 1/5
Every feature I tried to access warned me I needed to pay for the Pro version... Deleted the app....
Free version just one big advertisement 1/5
Although the full version looks pretty good, I'm a little miffed about the complete lack of functionality in the free version. Bird lists are unorganized, searches allow you to look at birds but not listen to them, "around me" shows icons, but you can't explore in more detail. All actions ask you to purchase the full version. I'd rather have a fully functional trial version!
Ads, everything has to be downloaded. Waste of time
By Maine Tom
Must scroll through almost 900 non-alphabetized bird calls (not organized by bird type or in any other way). No thanks.
NOT FREE!! 1/5
$6.99 for FULL VERSION
Can't look at birds unless you have full version
Love this app and so does my cat 5/5
I like this app because I was curious about what sounds birds me. I have enjoyed it. After reading the other reviews I don't know why they don't like this app. They must have very high technological demands. I guess I just wanted to hear some bird songs with birds.
All the bird calls based on your current location are locked unless you buy the add-free version.
Not very happy! 1/5
This is my first app review ever, and that's how dis-satisfied I am with this app. They have no birds around me - and you have to pay for everything! It's ridiculous!
Not a free app 1/5
By former iHusky owner
Bird songs cost money to hear.
Not free. Not free 1/5
You say "I have all the bird calls," but what you mean is, "you can buy them."
Horrible!! Paid and still horrible 1/5
I paid for this app and I still have pop-ups. The bird sounds are not the best quality.
Don't bother - not free 1/5
By Bidi x 3
Once you download more than 80% of the birds are locked - requiring a paid upgrade. 👎🏿
Great and massive compendium of calls but 2/5
Needs much work on organization and really needs user input with recognition. Sure you can quickly find what THAT bird's song is BUT how bout hearing a song to identify the bird making it? Impossible! So let's have the app access the microphone and allow me to chirp whistle trill the call into the app's db and recognize and identify the song maker?
With reasonable accuracy, THAT would make this a great App.
Free to download.
$6.99 to use!!!
Needs Improvement 1/5
App crashes unexpectedly, doesn't default to current location, and can't ID by bird sounds. Free version isn't worth installing and neither is the paid version. Developer needs to rethink the purpose of the app.
Complete crap 1/5
Almost as bad as the scottrade app
Great App!! 5/5
I love the amazing bird calls and information database. I particularly enjoy the "birds around me" feature. I have the purchased version and I think is worth the price. Love it!!
Scandalous ripoff 1/5
I cannot believe this is allowed to call itself a free app. It is an app for bird calls in which you have to pay to unlock the bird calls. I'm more angry with the App Store for allowing it than I am with the hucksters hawking it.