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Hello all,  I'm new to the Forum but use the site to ID birds in my yard.  I'm wondering if anyone knows of an application or website where I can both identify and keep track of the birds I have seen. I could write them down or keep track of them in the birding book I have but that is so 1900's ☺ Any advice I get would be appreciated. Thank you, Charlie

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eBird is what a lot of people use to keep track of life lists: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/  You can keep track of where and when you saw a bird and add photos.

The site itself doesn't help in identifying birds, but I have learned a lot from studying the species maps and other peoples' checklists and photos.

We must be stuck in the 1900s because we keep track using Microsoft Word.

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eBird is extremely useful for tracking the bird species you have seen down to the county monthlist level. eBird also has an app called Merlin which helps you with bird identification.

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27 minutes ago, Astrobirder said:

eBird is extremely useful for tracking the bird species you have seen down to the county monthlist level. eBird also has an app called Merlin which helps you with bird identification.

Oh, yeah. I don't use Merlin, so I forgot about that...

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1 hour ago, Charlie Spencer said:

I've found Cornell University's 'All About Birds' web site to be very useful with IDs.  Cornell has one of the top ornithology schools in the country.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/search

eBird is loosely connected to that, mainly since they're both from Cornell

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I like the iBird app itself. A. this forum is built in which is nice! B. You can geotag when/where you saw a species, and I just add them to my "favorite" list when I get a new lifer. C. at least as of now you can add pictures. There was talk about removing that feature several months ago but I haven't seen that happen yet. 

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