The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has created a bird identification tool you can easily carry with you. The Merlin Bird ID app is an app you can download and use on your smart phone. Using the Merlin Bird ID app, you can identify a bird by answering five easy questions. Right now, they’re working on a new feature where you can upload your photo to identify the bird. This provides a more personalized approach to bird watching, using the convenience of technology.
“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 the story behind the Merlin Bird ID app. Happy Birding!