Available on the Windows Store
Whether you are a beginner, amateur, or expert birder, RareBirder is the app you need to stay informed of rare and unusual observations of birds in your neighborhood, city, or anywhere in the world.
RareBirder allows you to:
- Stay up-to-date on rare or unusual birds seen in your neighborhood or
anywhere in the world you are interested in birding
- Get directions to a rare bird you want to see
- View eBird checklists of rare observations
- Quickly grow your Life List
- Plan birding trips
- Photograph rare birds
- Have a “Big Year”
- Learn about Twitching
Tap an observation then tap map
Locations where the species were seen
Tap an observation to get directions or view the eBird checklist
See step by step directions to the bird
Add locations for anywhere in the world
Customize the Observations you want to see.
Pin RareBirder to your Start Menu and see when new observations arrive
In Trial Mode, several features are disabled including getting directions on the map, observation settings, and you can not add new locations. Purchasing the app removes these restrictions.
Powered By eBird
All over the globe, tens of thousands of birders acting as citizen scientists submit millions of bird observations every month to Cornell University’s eBird database. These observations are then reviewed by local birding experts for accuracy to ensure the validity of each sighting. RareBirder is powered by this database to give you an accurate and comprehensive listing of recent rare or unusual bird sightings for anywhere in the world where eBirders have submitted observations. What this means is that if you live in an area where there are few eBirders, then you will be notified less often of any rare bird observations. Conversely, lots of eBirders in your area means you will quickly find out about rare birds.
RareBirder only shows you rare and unusual observations for the areas your are interested in. An unusual observation is defined as one that is not typical for that location and time of year. For example, seeing a Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) in Oregon during May is not unusual— but seeing one in February certainly is.
Rare observations are just that—sightings of birds rarely seen. A Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) in Oregon anytime of the year is a rare sighting.
RareBirder will let you know about both these types of sightings. Additionally, if the sighting has been verified by eBird, then an * appears next to the species name on the Species List and on the Map giving you confidence that its worth planning a bird watching trip to see the bird for yourself.
Be a citizen scientist
To use RareBirder, you do not need to join eBird.org, but consider joining (it is free) and submit your own observations and thereby contribute to science, conservation, and the growing database of bird observations.
Get a free trial of RareBirder from the Windows Store