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Bird Identification Using Merlin Sound ID

Last Updated on June 4, 2023 by Nancie

Merlin Bird ID Screen Shot Main Menu
Merlin Bird ID Main Menu (IOS version)

Cornell Lab’s Merlin Bird ID app is a fun way to learn more bird songs and calls. The Sound ID portion of this simple to use free smartphone app can help you identify a bird by sound. Spend some time with this app and you may find yourself identifying more and more birds by their songs.

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Unexpected Birds in Caged Bird Feeders

Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Nancie

Gray Catbirds On and In a caged Feeder

What birds can you expect in a caged bird feeder and what unexpected birds might also use the feeder? You probably purchased the feeder to attract smaller birds that fit through the cage’s wire grid while blocking aggressive larger birds. But you might be surprised at some of the visitors.

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Birdseed Storage Labels To Print

Last Updated on March 16, 2022 by Nancie

Safflower Seed Birdseed Storage Label

Would you like to print labels for your birdseed storage bins or cans? After reading my post on Storing Birdseed, Three Ways and seeing the seed labels I use, Laura asked if I could share my birdseed storage labels. So I’ve posted the jpg files here.

You are welcome to print them out for your own personal use to label your birdseed storage bins or cans. (Please do not use post them elsewhere online or for any other purpose. Thanks!)

Hope these are helpful.

Nancie

Want help deciding what seed to feed specific birds? Check my post on Seed Choice: What do Backyard Birds Eat?. You might also check out Feeder Watch’s Interactive Food and Feeder Preferences of Common Backyard Birds. For tips on purchasing seed, see my post on How to Buy Birdseed?

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