Bird-spotting is an enjoyable hobby for many people, but it can be difficult to identify the various species of birds that are seen. It can be even more challenging if one is not familiar with the local bird population. Fortunately, there are now a number of apps available to help birdwatchers with their identification efforts.
The most popular app for identifying birds is iBird Pro Guide to Birds, which offers detailed information about more than 900 North American species of birds. It has a comprehensive database that includes photos, calls, and range maps. The app also includes a unique feature called “My List” which allows users to create their own personalized list of birds they have spotted or want to find. The app also contains several useful tools such as a sound recorder and a range map locator.
Another popular bird identification app is Merlin Bird ID. It uses data from eBird to provide users with information about the birds they observe in their area.
It also has a photo recognition feature that helps users identify birds by their appearance. Merlin Bird ID also allows users to submit their observations directly from the app.
The Audubon Bird Guide is another great app for bird identification purposes. This app offers detailed information on more than 800 North American species of birds. It has an extensive library of photos, calls and range maps which makes it easy for users to identify different bird species. The Audubon Bird Guide also has an interactive quiz feature which helps users learn more about various types of birds.
Finally, there’s the National Geographic Bird Guide which provides detailed information on more than 800 species of North American birds. This app includes photos, range maps and audio recordings as well as detailed descriptions of each bird species featured in the guide.
There are many apps available that can help birdwatchers identify different species of birds they observe in their area. Most of these apps are paid services but there are a few free options such as Merlin Bird ID and National Geographic Bird Guide that offer basic features for identifying different types of birds.