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Merlin - the other Bird App.
Identify birds and plants and more...
Walking around a new place on hears unfamiliar sounds. What better way to get to know your new home - or a place you have lived for a while - than by getting to know the locals. There are a few apps that an help you do that.
Merlin (a free app) will help you to identify the birds sounds you hear and help you to learn about them. After a short time on using the app you will start to id birds just by hearing them. Reading through the information provided and viewing the pictures will help you to better understand who you are seeing.
Merlin also allows you to save a list of the birds you have heard or seen. We have used it to track birds in and around our farm while we know others who have tracked birds through out their travels.
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Picture This will help to identify local plants, trees and some bugs. It have a lot of information on how plants grow and what a particular plant needs to thrive. Finding answers is a simple as opening the app, taking a picture and reading the results. Picture this has a lot of data from other users and AI and we have found results to be very accurate. This app has a free trail and is quite useful without the subscription, but you get more details on the paid version.
These two apps are indispensable for learning about your local plants and animals whether you are new to an area or have lived in the same place for years.