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Free App For Identifying Birds

Updated: Jan 14

What's that bird? How ofter have you thought or said that, either because you saw or heard it? Well, the good news is that a fabulous app developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology makes sure you have the answer at your finger tips.

The Merlin app created by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

It's called Merlin, and offers quick identification help for all levels of bird watchers to help you learn about the birds across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. Over 5,000 in all.

Bird ID Wizard helps you find out what bird you've just spotted, whilst Sound ID listens to the birds around you and shows real-time suggestions for who’s singing. Snap a photo of a bird, or pull one in from your camera roll, and Photo ID will offer a short list of possible matches. Photo ID works completely offline, so you can identify birds in the photos you take no matter where you are.

You can even build a digital scrapbook of your birding memories with Save My Bird. Tap “This is my bird!” each time you identify a bird, and Merlin will add it to your growing life list.

Merlin is powered by eBird, allowing you to build custom lists of the birds you’re likely to spot wherever you are. Use the filter options to explore birds for different locations or time of year.

Why not download it now?


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