Merlin Bird ID App

Free, instant bird ID help for 5,500+ birds for North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

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Bird ID Wizard—Step-by-step

Answer three 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 all levels of bird watchers to learn about the birds across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn about all the regions Merlin covers.

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Or Use a Photo

Snap a photo of a bird, or pull one in from your camera roll, and Merlin Photo ID will offer a short list of possible matches. Photo ID works completely offline, so you can identify birds in the photos you take when you are far from cell service.

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Results based on millions of eBird sightings

Merlin Bird ID draws upon more than 650 million observations from the eBird citizen-science project.

Merlin customizes your list to the species you are most likely to have seen at your location and time of year.

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World-Class Content

Professional bird photos, ID text, sounds, range maps

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Browse more than 28,000 stunning images taken by top photographers. Merlin also includes more than 15,000 audio recordings from the Macaulay Library, identification tips from experts, and range maps from the Birds of North America Online and Neotropical Birds.