Thing I love this week that I can’t live without: Merlin Bird ID Smartphone App

Technology has its place in the analog hobby of bird watching.

Powerful telephoto zoom cameras have replaced binoculars, and now field guides have been made more convenient by their digital counterparts: smartphone apps.

The Merlin Bird ID smartphone app designed by our friends at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology for iOS and Android is my preferred way to identify birds in the field.

Bird ID in a Snap

It’s easy to use, extremely accurate and a must have for bird watchers of all experience levels.

See our full review here.

Get the free Merlin Bird ID here

And never confuse your Hairy Woodpecker and Downy Woodpecker in the field again.