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Thursday
Jan092014

What's That Small Yellow Bird? Merlin Can Help.

Feel like you need a wizard to help you identify birds? Ever wonder what kind of bird you saw, but don't know where to begin? Guidebooks can be intimidating, with hundreds of pictures and pages of text describing the nuanced differences between species. A smartphone app called Merlin can whittle down the big list of possibilities for your area and time of year using just a few simple questions like: What color was the bird? How big? Where was it (in a tree, on the ground, in a bush)? 

Usually, with these answers, Merlin can whittle your choices down to a few or even one bird! For more info, check out the video below (or follow this link), or check their website.

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