Answer five simple questions about a bird you are trying to identify and Merlin will come up with a list of possible matches. Merlin offers quick identification help for beginning and intermediate bird watchers to learn about North America’s most common birds!
Results based on millions of eBird sightings
Merlin draws upon more than 70 million observations from the eBird citizen-science project.
It customizes your list to the species you are most likely to have seen at your location and time of year.
Professional bird photos, ID text, sounds, range maps
Browse more than 1,800 stunning images taken by top photographers. Merlin also includes more than 800 audio recordings from the Macaulay Library, identification tips from experts, and range maps from the Birds of North America Online.