Love the app, multiple photos for variable coloring of birds, various bird songs and sounds... However I would love the app to show both French and English names once I've downloaded the additional language, I don't like that I need to re-download each language just to switch from one to the other, I hope this will be seen and would love to get the app updated! Thanks!
Worked well initially, but can no longer find my location. Have tried by city and zip code but have been getting the message "location service unavailable. Try again later" for a week now. Contacted customer support but have not gotten any reply.
Many features. Look at just your area or worldwide
I LOVE this app. I've been trying to learn birds is for years and this has been the best tool to help me think through ID features and learn to ID from memory. I recommend it to anyone trying to learn. Only suggestions/cons I've found are that the bird lists aren't complete, and it would be nice if were an option to save data (details entered in a search that was inconclusive so you have the info recorded to look up in a book later, or a list of birds IDd using the app)
It's a nice app, but you're better off with a good print field guide and bird song and call recordings. The simplistic bird ID feature is of little use, especially to experienced birders. There's not enough variety in the bird recordings or images to be really useful. Navigation through the bird list isn't very good. The photo ID, however, is very interesting. I haven't used it much, but it looks promising.
This app worked great the first few times I used it, but since a recent update, nothing comes up on searches and I cannot browse birds to look them up manually. Selecting a bird from the list merely takes me to the "packages containing" that bird. Not sure what happened, but it's become frustrating and useless.
Did you know we've added nearly a thousand new species in Merlin over the past year? Many of those are available as updates to packs you have already downloaded, but if you don't check the Bird Pack screen, you'll never see them! Merlin will now alert you when a new update is available.
When you are browsing your photos, you can now quickly open one for Merlin to identify by tapping the share icon and selecting Merlin Photo ID.
eBird Mobile lets you record the birds you see, adding them to eBird with ease