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Bird Song Identification #7613993
06/27/22 03:16 PM
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There is a new App for IDing bird songs thatís really easy and fun to use. If you are a serious birder or just a nature lover and want to ID the birds singing around you this App is the ticket.
App is called Merlin and itís free. Iíve been testing it for about a month and have been very surprised at the accuracy of picking out bird songs, itís been about 98% accurate but do occasionally throw out a oddball ID.
This is really a good tool for learning bird songs. Iíve attached a couple screen shots from my phone showing the app, first is a picture of the Home Screen and second is a field ID sample that I ran. I ran the sound ID app for about 2 minutes and this is a list of the birds that it picked up.

Best part is the App is Free!

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Re: Bird Song Identification [Re: Tray] #7614065
06/27/22 05:14 PM
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Love that app. Started using it when I sit on the back patio having coffee in the morning. Up to 53 different birds it has identified by their songs. Starting to recognize the different songs without the app a little now.


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Re: Bird Song Identification [Re: Tray] #7614069
06/27/22 05:17 PM
06/27/22 05:17 PM
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Excellent app, Tray. I've used it a long time. Jonathan liked it, too, I believe.

Thank you for sharing.

Re: Bird Song Identification [Re: Tray] #7614078
06/27/22 05:28 PM
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I know lots of birders that use it. I can't, simply because my ears are junk!


Re: Bird Song Identification [Re: J.Morse] #7614092
06/27/22 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by J.Morse
I know lots of birders that use it. I can't, simply because my ears are junk!


One of the reasons I was using it was to test my ears, I run a Breeding Bird Survey every spring which requires a person to identify all birds singing within earshot at every stop. I wanted to know if I was missing sounds which I found I wasnít yet.
Itís nice to use even if you canít hear the sounds as it gives a person a idea what is around they should be looking for.

The Merlin app has been around a while but the sound ID feature is fairly new (probably about a year old)

Re: Bird Song Identification [Re: Tray] #7614175
06/27/22 08:09 PM
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It really is a great app!


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Re: Bird Song Identification [Re: Tray] #7614407
06/28/22 07:09 AM
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Nice!


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