Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab

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Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab

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Store Category Version Last Update Avg. ratings
Apple Reference 1.3.7 November 22, 2017 4.82

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Version 1.3.7 released on November 22, 2017
SWIPE TO NEXT SPECIES When you are looking at bird info, swipe left and right to move between species • quickly move between species to compare range maps, songs, images, and ID text SHARE YOUR ID After you identify a bird, tap "This is my bird!" and a new Share action is available to to share that successful ID via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, text message, email, etc.

Version 1.3.6 released on November 01, 2017
New: Sound player with spectrograms! Spectrograms provide a visual way to read and learn songs. You can read a spectrogram in a similar fashion as sheet music: • lines going up and down to indicate pitch • line gets darker to indicate volume • time is represented horizontally Update your packs to get the new spectrograms. This version also includes tweaks and fixes for iOS 11 and iPhone X.

Version 1.3.5 released on September 12, 2017
Taxonomy update 2017 Added updated information for Cassia Crossbill, Hen Harrier, Great Gray Shrike, Rivioli's Hummingbird, and more More common name languages Support added to see common names in many additional languages

Version 1.3.4 released on July 14, 2017
3D Touch Quick actions If you have an iPhone 6s or newer, you can 3D Touch the Merlin Bird ID icon to get quick access to Photo ID and Birds Nearby. Pack update notifications Did you know we've added nearly a thousand new species in Merlin over the past year? Many of those are available as updates to packs you have already downloaded, but if you don't check the Bird Pack screen, you'll never seen them! Merlin will now alert you when a new update is available. ----------------------- Also includes many other 1.3+ updates • EXPLORE BIRDS feature By popular request, Merlin now helps you discover other birds around you. The updated Explore Birds screen can now be filtered by any location and date, or a Bird Pack you have installed. Explore the birds that have been reported around you, whether you are birding at home, or on a trip. • Sort by Most Likely The Explore Birds list can now be filtered by how often each bird is reported in your area of interest. The most commonly reported birds show up at the top, giving you a better idea of species you should be looking for. • Sort by Likely Birds within Families Explore the birds of an area in a new way. This option groups the birds into the familiar families view, then sorts the birds within each group by how frequently they are reported, making it easier than ever to find the bird you are looking for. Sort your list by Most Likely, and then search for “gull” or “sparrow” to see a list of the gulls or sparrows sorted by how common they are. This is another handy way to identify your mystery bird. • Location shortcut When you are using the Likely Birds feature, just tap the location button in the bottom right corner of the screen to quickly update the bird list to you current location.

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App Description

What's that bird? Merlin Bird ID helps you solve the mystery in 5 questions, or with a photo of a bird. First, Merlin asks you a few simple questions. Then, almost like magic, it reveals the list of birds that best match your description. Pick your bird, then delve into more photos, sounds, and ID tips about your bird! If you have a photo, Merlin can help there as well. Take a photo, choose from your camera roll, or snap the viewfinder of your zoom camera, and Merlin's powerful AI will suggest an identification almost instantly. Merlin is fun and easy to use—whether you’re curious about a bird you’ve seen once or you’re hoping to identify every bird that comes to your feeder. The answers are waiting for you with this free field guide app from the renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Features • Created for birders and bird watchers of every level, Merlin identifies the 2,000+ most common bird species of the continental United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and Europe. • Merlin will now identify a photo using powerful deep learning algorithms. Select your photo, tell Merlin where and when you took it, and you'll see a short list of suggested identifications. • Bird packs available for United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Guatemala, Belize and Costa Rica, with more coming soon. • Explore birds by location and date with a list of species seen in the area. • Intelligent results. No more scanning through hundreds of possibilities! Merlin shows the birds near you that fit your description. • Customized location and date tools generate best answers for your neighborhood and time of year. • Powered by eBird to deliver the most accurate results based on millions of sightings from bird watchers across North America. • Enjoy more than 15,000 photos of birds, including males, females, and juveniles. • Learn ID tips from Cornell Lab of Ornithology experts. • Listen to beautiful bird sounds, including songs and calls for each species from the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. • It’s all free! The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s goal is to help you and millions of others to learn about birds.​ Merlin is the most advanced bird guide app available, and is expanding to new regions of the world. ••• Bird Packs ••• Merlin Bird ID currently includes bird identification help for the United States with regional packs for the: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, Texas and Oklahoma, Alaska, and West Coast. Canada is covered by Eastern Canada and Western Canada packs. Mexico bird identification is available for each region of the country. Central America packs include Guatemala, Belize, and Costa Rica. South America packs include the Medellín region of Colombia. Bird identification help is also available for Europe with our Great Britain and Ireland pack, a Western Europe pack, and a pack covering the Scandinavian countries. These packs make Merlin the perfect pocket Bird Guide to North America, Bird Guide to Mexico, Bird Guide to Guatemala, Bird Guide to Belize, Bird Guide to Costa Rica, Bird Guide to Europe, Bird Guide to Great Britain, and Bird Guide to Scandinavia. ••• About Photo ID ••• Powered by Visipedia, Merlin Photo ID uses computer vision and deep learning technology to identify birds in photos. Merlin learns to recognize bird species based on training sets of millions of photos from birders at eBird.org. When using Photo ID, enter the date and location where you took the photo; those clues improve Merlin’s accuracy by helping it focus on the species you most likely encountered there.

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