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New Bird Photo ID App

Merlin Bird Photo ID

Photo By Christopher L. Wood

Using the Merlin Bird ID app, you can identify a bird in three steps. Right now, they’re working on a new feature where you can upload a photo you took and identify the bird. This is a much more personalized approach to bird watching, using the convenience of technology.

Once the Merlin Bird Photo ID works reliably with smartphones, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology plans to add it to the Merlin app. Do you have a smartphone? Click here to help test the app. It only takes a minute.

“Merlin is designed to be a birding coach for beginning and intermediate bird watchers. Merlin asks you the same questions that an expert birder would ask to help solve a mystery bird sighting.” Read more here or from Cornell.

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