travel nature apps

If you’re a walker, a nature lover, an avid bird watcher, or just getting into this exciting passion, this post is perfect for you! Before you set out on your next picnic, nature walk, or hiking adventure, download these helpful, informative, and incredibly cool outdoorsy travel nature apps !


wikiloc travel nature apps

Wikiloc is a place to discover and share the best outdoor trails for hiking, cycling and many other activities. Create your own GPS tracks with your Smartphone, record your outdoor activities on a map, get real time statistics like speed, distance and elevation profile graphs, take photos and waypoints along the route and upload all of it directly to Wikiloc in the easiest way possible. With this app you have free offline maps for your outdoor adventures and Live Tracking. Once you’ve finished recording your activity you can share it with your trail buddies that were with you on the trail. That way the trail will appear in their public profile too on the list of trails they’ve participated. In addition to your close buddies, you can also let your social circles know about your adventure by sharing your activity on Facebook and Twitter.

iBird Pro Guide to Birds

ibird travel nature apps

Finally! Bird lovers can leave those unwieldy guides at home. This is the #1 birding app on the planet with numerous features and functions that are unmatched by any other birding app. With authentic full screen and landscape images, range maps, a lot of different species, and other important classification factors, as well as 38 different search attributes and 5 hours of bird songs and calls courtesy of the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, iBird is an immersive identification tool that won’t weigh down your backpack.

It is compatible on iPhone and iPad and has its own photo center for your personal birding photos.

Star Walk

starwalk travel nature apps

A must for camping out or just taking a late night stroll, Star Walk ensures you’ll never look up at the cosmos again and wonder what the heck you’re seeing. Hold your iPhone toward the sky and in real time, the app identifies the stars, planets, and constellations you’re viewing. Click on a heavenly body for detailed information and coordinates. It inspires curiosity about the Universe and helps users understand amazing cosmic phenomena.

Schedule a reminder for the next spectacular meteor shower, the International Space Station flying over your location, or catch the perfect night for astrophotography and have fun!

Photo Guide: Nature & Travel

photo guide travel nature apps

The Images for Conservation Fund Photo Guide to Nature & Travel Photography is an interactive app that illustrates professional photographic techniques for nature and travel photography. This intuitive, user-friendly guide contains rich photographic content, technical image data, and descriptive field notes which will help you discover new photographic techniques and composition ideas. It’s looking to enhance your creative vision and for you to learn new techniques in the area of nature and travel photography.

Nature’s Notebook

natures book travel nature apps

Take your citizen scientist skills to the next level by keeping tabs on everything you spot in nature. Record the plants and animals you find, track life cycle events such as bird migrations and register the location where you see all of this happening. These observations are then aggregated for local, national and global scale decisions. It’s free and compatible with Iphone and Android.

Google Earth

google-earth- travel nature apps

We can’t help but feel god-like whenever we open Google Earth. There’s just something about having the entire world sitting there, waiting for you to send it spinning and zooming wherever you please. With the elevation setting selected, one can literally fly around the planet checking out the lay of the land.

With the Google Earth app, you can preview the elevation gain of a big hike or look for unclimbed cliffs in the woods near your favorite bouldering spot. It’s the next best thing to being able to fly like a bird.

And finally… We couldn’t help but advise you for the use of other travel nature apps such as Weather, Compass, Currency, Translation, Health, Booking or Navigation/GPS. It’s the basis of every travel lover. Don’t forget: avoidance is better than dealing with the consequences!

Feel tempted trying some of these apps? Indulge one of nature tours and get started!