Taking a Walk with the Merlin Bird ID App

  

Over the weekend, I enjoyed testing out the FREE Merlin Bird App ID app while taking a walk through a wetlands park area. I was amazed at how easy this app was to use and how quickly it identified the bird calls! For years I thought a sound was an owl, but quickly learned it was a mourning dove. So fascinating to watch the app identify the birds!

This app would be wonderful for student use on the playground or on field trips. It also would be a fun app to use on a family walk. There are so many ways the data could be tracked by students and compared. Here is the link to more information about the app including the app download link:

https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/

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Posted on June 20, 2023

What a cool app to pass along to science and environmental ed teachers - thanks Karen! This is also another way to encourage learning outside.

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