Love this App! 5/5
Love this app. It has given me hours of birdwatching fun--at home and when we travel
I love how easy this app is to use. And the different pictures for each bird.
Thumbs up! 5/5
A great place to start ID-ing birds. Especially helps me when I am in a new location.
Love the app! 5/5
It's quick & easy. Impress my friends while on hikes. Helped my friend who is afraid of birds interested. Love it! Thanks
This app is awesome, especially for a bird watcher trying to expand her bird identification skills. It even identified a photo of a juvenile bird. I love this app.
Easiest way to ID a bird I've ever used! 5/5
I like the simplicity of this app. It is straightforward and easy to use. My bird ID-ing skills are reinforced when I see a labeled image right after seeing a bird. I really appreciate that the database sets are regional, which helps develop an awareness of species typical of an area.
Great app photo id has been working well for me. 4/5
By Tophat Pete
This app is great. The photo id has been working for me in Northeastern US.
My suggestion would be to increase the criteria used to include identifying by body and bill shapes.
Love this app and use it daily!
Great app! 5/5
Quick identifier, and the calls have drawn various species to within camera range. Love the app.
3 for 3 5/5
Just installed the Photo ID app. I tried it with three of my known bird photos. It correctly ID'ed 3 for 3!
Excellent Reference Source 5/5
This is such a great way to identify unfamiliar birds. So much quicker than a book. It's a true joy.
Where have you been all my life? 5/5
By Bill O'Relly
A friend just told me about this earlier today, and I'm already addicted. If you're in anyway curious yet clueless about birds, you need this ap.
Fun app but needs some adjustments 4/5
This app is very worthwhile but needs some adjustments. All summer I've been able to report the hummingbirds that visit my property but now in September, all of a sudden it is not possible to report as the hummers have all been removed from the app. Also we have scrub jays that visit and they are not on the app at all.
Great app 5/5
I found every bird I wanted and I learned a lot about them
Love app 5/5
By Model 22 lol Pokemon fan
I love Merlin bird id. I mostly use it to show which species I can see nearby, and helps me when bird watching by providing clear calls and images of birds. I love learning about the birds not just nearby but now around the world. Just one request: Hawaii has a lot of endemic birds, so it would be awesome if birds of Hawaii was added.
Merlin Bird ID 4/5
I really like the app. It is usually very accurate, but sometimes I can not find the bird I am seeing. It needs a little updating. Some of the calls are outdated. The birds have adapted and some calls have changed over the years. What they heard from a Scarlet Tanger in 1951 is NOT what I heard in 2017, from the same species as it called from a tree top in front of my kitchen window. Overall, it's a great tool for the avid bird watcher.
Handy for ID'ing birds on the fly 5/5
If you'll pardon the pun, I love having this app to refer to when I happen to catch sight of an unusual bird. For instance, I was out walking my dog the other day when I heard an unusual bird call from a nearby tree. I didn't have my birding gear with me, but I did have this app on my iPhone. Just a couple of taps told me it was a black-throated blue warbler. I haven't seen one in a couple of years, so this made my day!
Most Helpful! 5/5
Just returned from a trip to the coast of South Carolina. Took hundreds of photos of birds, and with the help of this app and Peterson's field guide I have been able to identify's all birds with a high degree of confidence.
Also, downloaded the additional photo id module, which was about 90% accurate. Not bad!
Easy to use and fun 5/5
By Yurmas Faghina
Easy interface allows search by name or how you found the bird (feeder, bushes, wading, etc.). Haven't used photo ID yet. Use daily.
Have thoroughly enjoyed this app, we have a variety of birds around our house and it is helpful to know what they are.
Entertains and Informs 5/5
By Mentor and Coach
A great, easy to use app. Simple to snap a pic and ID the bird. Huge database of birds specific to your location. Thumbs up!
Five stars 5/5
Excellent ID Aid 5/5
By In my humble opinion
Concise, reliable identity aid for us amateurs and hobbyists. Also a fun browse. My two suggestions: allow orientation from vertical to diagonal. Secondly, allow ID submission from 'Explore Birds', not only from 'Start Bird' ID' because I have found that sometimes the the only option is to submit "not my bird" when, occasionally the bird can be identified but does not show up in the ID list and can be found under 'Explore' Thank you for this educational ap. I use it frequently.
Always first suggestion. 5/5
Almost always the first bird suggested is the correct bird, very easy to use.
Best ever app! 5/5
By Donna Lynn Santa Cruz
I have been using this application for over two years now and it is one of the best Bird ID applications ever used! keep up the great work Cornell!!
Wonderful ID resource, right in my pocket! 5/5
By Anthorne Photography
I have used this wonderful resource from coast to coast to help identify birds by sight, sound, habit - and habitat. Using Merlin has greatly improved my identification skills and increased my interest in birding and conservation. I am grateful for this app and very appreciative of the incredible contributions that Cornell Lab makes to the world of birding!
Enjoyable to use! 5/5
This app is fun and easy; it shows in order of likeliness to be found in different areas. Good descriptions and images!
Bird identification 5/5
This app is easy to use and quick to identify birds I see around my Minnesota home, especially around feeders on the deck outside our sunroom.
Love it! 5/5
Excellent app, I use it often. Had to delete it recently to make space on my phone but missed it too much...Am downloading it again.
Love this app! A friend showed it to me and I am showing people now too. It's amazing how many people love birds and are as excited about this app as I am. Thank you
Easy to use & accurate 5/5
By Roku Rob
This has been a very useful tool for identifying birds at our backyard feeder in North Florida: wren, chickadee, thrasher, titmouse, downy woodpecker, gray catbird, mourning dove, plus all the usual jays, cardinals, mockingbirds and hummingbirds. Made it easier to swallow how much we spent on a fancy fly-through bird feeder with a squirrel baffle and fancy feed at the local wild bird watching store.
Great free bird app! 5/5
By Newukeuser rkeller
Love this app. Helps to id birds by appearance and by call!
Very cool 5/5
This app is amazing. I'm testing it now at The National Eagle Center.
Good app, does what it says 5/5
Great for IDing birds. A few more photos from more angles would be nice. And maybe sort by likelihood. Otherwise, fantastic.
Merlin Bird App 5/5
Excellent App ! Easy to use and beautiful images of birds. Highly recommend.
Educational and informative 5/5
We just love to identify birds seen in our woods and on our cycling routes. We also like knowing that we are helping to make bird locations more accurate with our reports. Easy to use and fast.
i love this app! 5/5
great for IDing birds, and its actually free! definitely reccomend! i think it would be neat if there was eventually a feature where you can see a list of all the birds youve identified
Amazing tool!!! 5/5
Where is the Scrub Jays? 5/5
Great app, but I was surprised that I couldn't find a listing for the California Scrub Jay. It is an easy app to use and navigate. I would definitely recommend this app for quick look-up of local birds. Perhaps if a bird doesn't show up on an initial search, a photo submission may resolve the issue.
Really well designed app. 5/5
This is a true find. A great source of information at your fingertips while in the road. Invaluable for an amateur birder.
Great app 5/5
Perfect for identifying birds where I live
I love this app! 5/5
By Matt lily
I love birds, but I am no expert. This app is perfect for me. I love it especially when I am traveling and see new birds!!!
Best Bird App! 4/5
I love Merlin ID. I recently posted a review because I wasn't excited about the 'packs', the developer replied and explained it very well. The capability to have more species is there now. One thing I would like to see is the ability to save your birds, a 'your saved birds' folder or something. : )
Must Have Birding App 5/5
I find Merlin Bird ID as my go to app for all photos of birds. I am a novice birder but I am certain that experienced birders will find this app an excellent source of information.
Great App 5/5
By Highway Robbed
I use this app constantly, and with good results. I joined the Cornell Institute as a result. Authoritative bird surveys help all of us.
I love this app! I have identified many birds in my own yard and while out and about! It's easy to use and it always finds the right bird!!! ❤️
I love this app! 5/5
This app is so easy to use and has always come up with the right id!
Excellent for new-be birders 4/5
This is not as bold as e-bird or other "birder" guides. But, it is easy to use. It is updated often based on reported sightings. It is regionalized so only expected sightings for your area are listed.
You may be frustrated with the limited attributes used for bird identification. That may be a sign the you have graduated to seek a bolder guide. However, I am comfortable with the results I get.
I would recommend it for beginning and casual birders.
Awesome app for identifying birds 5/5
I use this everytime that I want to identify birds. Its nearly always accurate and helps in identifying birds that others describe. The additional info on the birds is also great. They need to expand to include global birds!