About Photo ID

Help us train the next generation of Merlin Bird Photo ID

The Merlin team is hard at work on the next generation of photo ID tools. You can help us train the computer models that will help identify bird photos right on your phone. All you need to do is draw a box around the bird in each photo. Click Get Started to give it a try!


Get Started

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Visipedia are collaborating to develop computer vision technology to identify birds in photos.

Note: Merlin Bird Photo ID does not work on tablets or mobile devices at this time. For best results, please use a computer with a recent version of Chrome or Safari.

The original Merlin Photo ID web application is down for maintenance and upgrades.