About us: We own a wild bird feeding supply nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Online Bird Identification Tool

A lot of the questions I receive deal with identifying birds in peoples’ yards. With just a couple minutes of your time you can help Cornell University build a smart online bird ID tool.

When people notice a new bird, the first question they often ask is, "What's that bird's name?" Cornell Lab of Ornithology is building Merlin to help people find the answer.

Merlin will be a new kind of bird identification tool—one that combines artificial intelligence with input from real-life bird watchers to produce an online "wizard" that helps people ID birds quickly and connects them to more information.

You don't need to know the names of birds to help, just identify the three most obvious colors you see. To help build this online ID tool click HERE  or go to http://www.allaboutbirds.org/labs/

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