The free Merlin Bird ID app from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology can identify birds from photos you take or answers to five easy questions. Currently, the app has 650 North American birds. The database from which Merlin pulls includes more than 370 million eBird citizen-science observations. You’ll get the best matches based on what experienced birders in your area have documented. The app includes award-winning photography and sound recordings as well. Merlin’s next frontier will be expansion to include birds in Mexico.
December 15, 2016 NewTerrain.