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Learn How to Bird by Ear With Our New Bird Song Hero Game

By on Monday, June 2nd, 2014 - 2 Comments

Watch the video above for an introduction to our new interactive learning feature, Bird Song Hero. This new module in our All About Bird Biology project aims to help people make the important move into birding by ear. Learning bird … Continue reading

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ID Workshop: Use 4 Basic Keys Plus Migration Timing to Sort Out Your Thrushes

By on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - 24 Comments

In spring and fall, all sorts of birds come flooding through North America on their way to breeding or wintering grounds. This is the time to see species that don’t normally live around you—and some of them may leave you … Continue reading

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A Birder’s Guide to Everything: Our Movie Review

By on Friday, March 14th, 2014 - 5 Comments

By Hugh Powell At the center of A Birder’s Guide to Everything is a woman named Dorothy Portnoy. We see her only in flashback, in blurry glimpses interspersed with brilliant songbirds: a Cedar Waxwing; a Canada Warbler. She’s David Portnoy’s … Continue reading

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Merlin Bird ID App: Frequently Asked Questions

By on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 - 20 Comments

As soon as we launched our free Merlin Bird ID app, people began asking questions such as what devices it works on, how to find it in the App Store, and how to get it running on their device. Below … Continue reading

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Get Free ID Help With Our New Merlin Bird ID App

By on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 - 3 Comments

UPDATED July 25 , 2014 The free Merlin Bird ID app is now available for Android. Merlin Bird ID has also been also expanded so that it covers 400 species and contains more than 2,000 photos and 1,000 sounds. UPDATED … Continue reading

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