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Yes indeed! Very impressive bird listening. I woke up to some hooting awhile back and Merlin told me it was a great horned owl (actually a pair calling back and forth across the valley below my bedroom window). Saw one of them the next morning.I just used the Merlin Bird ID app
and had it listen to our backyard birds for about half an hour.
In this timeframe the app identified the following birds by their songs:
• House Finch
• Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay
• Spotted Towhee
• Eurasian Collared-Dove
• Western Wood-Pewee
• Lark Sparrow
• White-winged Dove
• Bewick's Wren
• Song Sparrow
• American Goldfinch
• Pine Siskin
• Brown-headed Cowbird
• Mountain Chickadee
• American Crow
• Black-chinned Hummingbird
• Juniper Titmouse
Most of the birds I neither saw nor heard when the Merlin Bird ID app identified them.
Well Bart, it's a stunning app with excellent characteristics.How should we read this, K-H ?
Or you're blind and deaf or the app is just rubbish and making things up ...
Thanks Carl. Great stuff. +1Yes indeed! Very impressive bird listening. I woke up to some hooting awhile back and Merlin told me it was a great horned owl (actually a pair calling back and forth across the valley below my bedroom window). Saw one of them the next morning.
I think that Merlin was recently updated for world wide use.Well Bart, it's a stunning app with excellent characteristics.
Not much wrong with it, occasionally it may misidentify a bird.
My eyes and hearing are not the best due to aging.
In particular if the birds fly around or are perched high
or just sit out of my sight, the Merlin app still can record the bird songs.
By watching the app on my iPad then hearing a bird noise the app immediately flags its bird ID.
Now I know what birds make which sound.
I wonder whether you can also use that app in Europe.
I have my app also linked to a Cornel bird database of the US SouthWest.
For easy visual bird identification.
This reminds me of the movie The Big Year, which also has a nice connection to photography.Merlin lets me know about our backyard birds that have not broken cover and are hiding somewhere In a bush or tree. Last evening House Finches were the most active vocalizing.