Identify Bird Songs and Calls with Sound ID

Sound ID listens to the birds around you and shows real-time suggestions for who’s singing. Compare your recording to the songs and calls in Merlin to confirm what you heard.

Merlin will listen to the birds you are hearing and identify them.

Sound ID in the Merlin Bird ID app is currently available for 685 species of birds in the US, Canada, and Europe. More species and regions coming soon. 

Sound ID supports the following birds, with Merlin 2.1

Great Tinamou
Little Tinamou
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Snow Goose
Ross’s Goose
Graylag Goose
Greater White-fronted Goose
Pink-footed Goose
Brant
Barnacle Goose
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Trumpeter Swan
Tundra Swan
Whooper Swan
Egyptian Goose
Wood Duck
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Common Eider
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Ruddy Duck
Plain Chachalaca
Mountain Quail
Northern Bobwhite
California Quail
Gambel’s Quail
Montezuma Quail
Wild Turkey
Ruffed Grouse
Gray Partridge
Ring-necked Pheasant
Common Quail
Little Grebe
Pied-billed Grebe
Great Crested Grebe
Rock Pigeon
Common Wood-Pigeon
Red-billed Pigeon
Band-tailed Pigeon
European Turtle-Dove
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Laughing Dove
Inca Dove
Common Ground Dove
White-tipped Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Greater Roadrunner
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Asian Koel
Common Cuckoo
Lesser Nighthawk
Common Nighthawk
Common Pauraque
Common Poorwill
Chuck-will’s-widow
Buff-collared Nightjar
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Mexican Whip-poor-will
Eurasian Nightjar
Great Potoo
Chimney Swift
Vaux’s Swift
Common Swift
Pallid Swift
White-throated Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Ridgway’s Rail
King Rail
Clapper Rail
Virginia Rail
Water Rail
Corn Crake
Sora
Eurasian Moorhen
Common Gallinule
Eurasian Coot
American Coot
Purple Gallinule
Yellow Rail
Black Rail
Limpkin
Sandhill Crane
Common Crane
Eurasian Thick-knee
Black-winged Stilt
Black-necked Stilt
Pied Avocet
American Avocet
Eurasian Oystercatcher
American Oystercatcher
Black Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
European Golden-Plover
American Golden-Plover
Northern Lapwing
Common Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Little Ringed Plover
Killdeer
Upland Sandpiper
Whimbrel
Long-billed Curlew
Eurasian Curlew
Black-tailed Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Dunlin
Least Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Eurasian Woodcock
American Woodcock
Common Snipe
Wilson’s Snipe
Common Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Common Greenshank
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Wood Sandpiper
Common Redshank
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte’s Gull
Black-headed Gull
Laughing Gull
Franklin’s Gull
Common Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
California Gull
Herring Gull
Yellow-legged Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Little Tern
Least Tern
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Common Tern
Arctic Tern
Forster’s Tern
Royal Tern
Sandwich Tern
Black Skimmer
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Anhinga
American Bittern
Great Bittern
Little Bittern
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Gray Heron
Purple Heron
Great Egret
Little Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
White-faced Ibis
Osprey
White-tailed Kite
Black Hawk-Eagle
Booted Eagle
Snail Kite
Mississippi Kite
Northern Harrier
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Black Kite
Bald Eagle
Harris’s Hawk
Gray Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Swainson’s Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Common Buzzard
Barn Owl
Eurasian Scops-Owl
Flammulated Owl
Whiskered Screech-Owl
Western Screech-Owl
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Eurasian Eagle-Owl
Northern Pygmy-Owl
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
Elf Owl
Little Owl
Burrowing Owl
Mottled Owl
Tawny Owl
Spotted Owl
Barred Owl
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Boreal Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Morepork
Elegant Trogon
Eurasian Hoopoe
Rufous Motmot
Common Kingfisher
White-throated Kingfisher
Ringed Kingfisher
Belted Kingfisher
Green Kingfisher
European Bee-eater
Eurasian Wryneck
Williamson’s Sapsucker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Red-naped Sapsucker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Lewis’s Woodpecker
Red-headed Woodpecker
Acorn Woodpecker
Gila Woodpecker
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Black-backed Woodpecker
Middle Spotted Woodpecker
White-backed Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Red-cockaded Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
White-headed Woodpecker
Gray-headed Woodpecker
Eurasian Green Woodpecker
Iberian Green Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Black Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Gilded Flicker
Eurasian Kestrel
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Monk Parakeet
Red-crowned Parrot
Red-lored Parrot
Turquoise-fronted Parrot
Blue-crowned Parakeet
Green Parakeet
Mitred Parakeet
Red-masked Parakeet
White-eyed Parakeet
Chestnut-backed Antbird
Olive-crowned Crescentchest
Black-faced Antthrush
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper
Lineated Foliage-gleaner
Azara’s Spinetail
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet
Greenish Elaenia
Mountain Elaenia
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Greater Pewee
Western Wood-Pewee
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Tropical Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Hammond’s Flycatcher
Gray Flycatcher
Dusky Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Buff-breasted Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Brown-crested Flycatcher
Great Kiskadee
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Couch’s Kingbird
Cassin’s Kingbird
Thick-billed Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Gray Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Black-capped Vireo
White-eyed Vireo
Bell’s Vireo
Gray Vireo
Hutton’s Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Cassin’s Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Plumbeous Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Black-whiskered Vireo
Eurasian Golden Oriole
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike
Canada Jay
Green Jay
Pinyon Jay
Steller’s Jay
Blue Jay
Florida Scrub-Jay
California Scrub-Jay
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay
Mexican Jay
Eurasian Jay
Iberian Magpie
Eurasian Magpie
Black-billed Magpie
Yellow-billed Magpie
Clark’s Nutcracker
Red-billed Chough
Eurasian Jackdaw
Rook
American Crow
Fish Crow
Chihuahuan Raven
Carrion Crow
Hooded Crow
Common Raven
Coal Tit
Crested Tit
Marsh Tit
Willow Tit
Carolina Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee
Eurasian Blue Tit
Bridled Titmouse
Oak Titmouse
Juniper Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse
Black-crested Titmouse
Great Tit
Verdin
Eurasian Penduline-Tit
Horned Lark
Greater Short-toed Lark
Calandra Lark
Wood Lark
Eurasian Skylark
Thekla’s Lark
Crested Lark
Common Tailorbird
Zitting Cisticola
Melodious Warbler
Icterine Warbler
Moustached Warbler
Sedge Warbler
Marsh Warbler
Eurasian Reed Warbler
Great Reed Warbler
Savi’s Warbler
Common Grasshopper-Warbler
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Red-rumped Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Cave Swallow
Common House-Martin
Red-whiskered Bulbul
Wood Warbler
Western Bonelli’s Warbler
Yellow-browed Warbler
Willow Warbler
Common Chiffchaff
Iberian Chiffchaff
Arctic Warbler
Cetti’s Warbler
Long-tailed Tit
Bushtit
Eurasian Blackcap
Garden Warbler
Lesser Whitethroat
Western Orphean Warbler
Sardinian Warbler
Western Subalpine Warbler
Greater Whitethroat
Dartford Warbler
Wrentit
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Goldcrest
Common Firecrest
Eurasian Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Eurasian Treecreeper
Brown Creeper
Short-toed Treecreeper
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
California Gnatcatcher
Black-capped Gnatcatcher
Rock Wren
Canyon Wren
House Wren
Eurasian Wren
Pacific Wren
Winter Wren
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren
Carolina Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Cactus Wren
Gray-breasted Wood-Wren
American Dipper
European Starling
Spotless Starling
Gray Catbird
Curve-billed Thrasher
Brown Thrasher
Long-billed Thrasher
Bendire’s Thrasher
California Thrasher
LeConte’s Thrasher
Crissal Thrasher
Sage Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
Eastern Bluebird
Western Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird
Townsend’s Solitaire
Varied Thrush
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Bicknell’s Thrush
Swainson’s Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
Mistle Thrush
Song Thrush
Redwing
Eurasian Blackbird
American Robin
Fieldfare
Spotted Flycatcher
European Robin
Common Nightingale
Bluethroat
Red-breasted Flycatcher
European Pied Flycatcher
Collared Flycatcher
Common Redstart
Black Redstart
Blue Rock-Thrush
Whinchat
European Stonechat
Northern Wheatear
Bohemian Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Phainopepla
Olive Warbler
Scaly-breasted Munia
Common Waxbill
Red Avadavat
Dunnock
House Sparrow
Spanish Sparrow
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Rock Sparrow
Gray Wagtail
Western Yellow Wagtail
White Wagtail
Meadow Pipit
Tree Pipit
Red-throated Pipit
Water Pipit
American Pipit
Sprague’s Pipit
Common Chaffinch
Brambling
Evening Grosbeak
Hawfinch
Pine Grosbeak
Eurasian Bullfinch
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
House Finch
Purple Finch
Cassin’s Finch
European Greenfinch
Eurasian Linnet
Common Redpoll
Lesser Redpoll
Red Crossbill
Cassia Crossbill
White-winged Crossbill
European Goldfinch
European Serin
Eurasian Siskin
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
Lawrence’s Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
Lapland Longspur
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Thick-billed Longspur
Snow Bunting
Corn Bunting
Rock Bunting
Cirl Bunting
Yellowhammer
Ortolan Bunting
Reed Bunting
Rufous-winged Sparrow
Botteri’s Sparrow
Cassin’s Sparrow
Bachman’s Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Yellow-browed Sparrow
Olive Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Black-chinned Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Brewer’s Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Lark Bunting
American Tree Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Yellow-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Harris’s Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Sagebrush Sparrow
Bell’s Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
LeConte’s Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Nelson’s Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Baird’s Sparrow
Henslow’s Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Canyon Towhee
Abert’s Towhee
California Towhee
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Eastern Towhee
Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink
Western Meadowlark
Eastern Meadowlark
Montezuma Oropendola
Orchard Oriole
Hooded Oriole
Streak-backed Oriole
Bullock’s Oriole
Altamira Oriole
Audubon’s Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Scott’s Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Rusty Blackbird
Brewer’s Blackbird
Common Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Swainson’s Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Lucy’s Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Virginia’s Warbler
Connecticut Warbler
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart
Kirtland’s Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Grace’s Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend’s Warbler
Hermit Warbler
Golden-cheeked Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Rufous-capped Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Red-faced Warbler
Painted Redstart
Hepatic Tanager
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Pyrrhuloxia
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Varied Bunting
Painted Bunting
Dickcissel
Masked Flowerpiercer
Bananaquit
Buff-throated Saltator