Cornell Lab is an incredible resource for bird information, I highly recommend it and use it's resources often. So when they announced a new bird app that would sort out the species for your area it sounded great and I downloaded it to the university I-pad right away (it is not in android yet so my smart phone will have to wait). After seeing how easy it was to use I sent it on to some of my teachers. The response was even more enthusiastic than mine.
THANK YOU SO MUCH
CHRIS!!!!!!!!!!!! I used it with my kids right after I downloaded it...
THEY LOVED IT!! Thanks for sharing!!!! Annette Woller - Granton Schools
Introducing Merlin Bird ID: A New Kind of Birding App
Information overload is the bane of the beginning bird watcher—as
anyone knows who has ever flipped through 40 species of sparrows in a field
guide. What if an app could quickly tell you which birds are most likely based
on your location, date, and a brief description? Not just which birds
theoretically could occur near you, but which birds are actually reported most
often by other birders. That’s what Merlin Bird ID does. And it's free—because we
want to make bird watching easier for everyone.
Merlin Bird ID covers 285 of the most common birds of North America (with more
on the way). In addition to help with ID, it contains expert tips, more than
1,400 gorgeous photos, and sounds for each species. It’s available now for
iPhone and other iOS7 devices, and it's coming soon for Android.
Merlin Bird ID app