I very much love this app. It had a major problem after an update. But now works great, after the 2/23/17 update. My only complaint is that there are now not as many bird recordings as there were before. Some had 5 or 6, now only have 1 or 2. I liked to play the Carolina Wren calls outside, to watch the male wren singing in our back yard fly around trying to find that other male! Now only 2 recordings. None of the male singing. Bummer!
Hi there, love the app! Just noticed a minor error for the sounds of the Eastern Screech-Owl--looks like you have the sound files for monotonic trill and screech calls swapped. Thought I'd point it out if no one else has yet!
Your feature to upload a photo for identification does not work on my phone. Each time it says that Merlin must download 87mb of images for it to work. I have gone through the process four different times. It still does not work. I loved this app before this software download. Now.... not so much.
Previous review below. The hang problem is solved with the version I just downloaded. Many thanks for the fast response! (This is an old review I'm leaving here for context. Latest version hangs on the splash screen. Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport (Sprint), Android version 6.0.1. Tried reinstalling to no effect. Would love to get a working version back!)
It couldn't identify a simple wild turkey with the questions or via picture upload. Should be easy I assumed.. uloaded a perfect picture of a turkey too. Needs more questions to narrow down searches, like if you know the beak color or feet color.
App crashes if I try browsing all birds. The app also bloated to 1.37GB even though the packs are only about 300MB EDIT: I cleared the app data and reinstalled a pack and now it works fine.
What's new in this release?
1.2.6 - Fix for users unable to launch Merlin
New in Merlin 1.2.5
- Improved support of phones with SD cards - move Bird Packs to
- New option to toggle scientific names on across the app
- This release also includes many behind-the-scenes tweaks and fixes that pave the way for new features and Bird Packs in the near future including:
- Spanish language support
- new map legend to support upcoming Bird Packs
eBird Mobile lets you record the birds you see, adding them to eBird with ease
Users can Identify birds by view or song, quickly and intuitively. 3D graphics.