All About Birds Blog

Tag Archives: identification

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

By on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - 8 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

Posted in  identification   |   Tagged , , , , , , , ,   |   8 Comments

A Birder’s Guide to Everything: Our Movie Review

By on Friday, March 14th, 2014 - 4 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

Posted in  reviews   |   Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,   |   4 Comments

Merlin Bird ID App: Frequently Asked Questions

By on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 - 12 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

Posted in  identification   |   Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   |   12 Comments

Get Free ID Help With Our New Merlin Bird ID App

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

UPDATED March 19, 2014 An update for the free Merlin Bird ID app is available in the App Store featuring the following improvements: 65 species added, including photos, calls, and ID text many spring migrants such as warblers and waterfowl … Continue reading

Posted in  identification   |   Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,   |   3 Comments

Review: New Warbler Guide Practically Sings With Information, Innovation

By on Thursday, September 5th, 2013 - 11 Comments

With so many excellent field guides available these days, a market is starting to open up for a new generation of specialty books. The Sibley Guide is still a great book to have along in the field, but even it … Continue reading

Posted in  reviews   |   Tagged , , , , , , ,   |   11 Comments