Merlin Bird ID app - NZ pack now available

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Patrick Crowe
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Merlin Bird ID app - NZ pack now available

Postby Patrick Crowe » Tue May 05, 2020 8:43 am

The New Zealand ID pack is now available to download on Merlin Bird ID. The NZ Bird Atlas team has been working on this for a wee while and are excited to finally have it at a stage for everyone to download. If you haven't got it already, the Merlin Bird ID app is available (completely FREE) on Apple and Android devices here https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/

As some of you may already know, this app has an interface with the eBird app. When you click on a species within the eBird app, you can now tap the Merlin icon and it will automatically take you to that species ID page. On this page you will find a description, photos, audio and distribution map. The app works offline so handy to have when out in a remote location out of service. It currently contains 257 species.

Also try out the photo ID with any photos of NZ birds you have on your phone. I've been blown away by how accurate it is!

Please share around with family and friends as we feel the app will be useful for birders at any level.

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