Photo by Roger Phillips
Information overload is a problem for beginning bird watchers who are trying to identify a bird with a thick guidebook filled with thousands of birds. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology offers an app that can quickly tell you which birds are most likely based on your location, date, and a brief description. Not just which birds theoretically could occur near you, but which birds are actually reported most often by other birders there.
Merlin Bird ID covers 285 of the most common birds of North America (with more on the way). In addition to help with identification, it contains expert tips, more than 1,400 gorgeous photos, and sounds for each species. It’s available now for iPhone and other iOS7 devices, and it’s coming soon for Android.
Get it HERE.