[CT Birds] Merlin -- yes, to id.: Re: Bird Apps
ashippee at snet.net
Fri May 9 13:33:28 EDT 2014
Yes, briefly last week. It is an identification tool, asking a series of questions, each with a fixed set of answers: relative size; color (up to 3); location; habitat where seen; maybe something else. It then gives you a list of possible birds. I.e., the point is to whittle down the choices to a manageable number to check manually.
I had a Black & White Warbler on the ground, and being on the ground stumped the app. You can't skip a question, and you can't say no to an option, e.g., in color, you can't negate red or orange.
Probably best for a beginner; depending on how they develop the tool, it may be more helpful for others with tough id. problems.
On May 9, 2014, at 1:17 PM, Stefanie Paventy <stefpav09 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Has anyone tried Merlin (from Cornell) yet? Is that more to figure out
> what you're looking at than an actual guide? Thanks!
> Stefanie Paventy
> Onset, MA/Cheshire, CT
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