Merlin Bird ID can now identify the birds you hear in real time. Whether it’s the bird you hear every day in your yard or a song you’ve never heard before, Merlin Bird ID can help you identify who’s singing. Just pull out your smartphone, press record, and watch as Merlin immediately matches songs with species. This function is best used as a learning tool for new birders.

Merlin can now help you identify the songs and calls of 400+ species in the United States and Canada (with more species and regions coming soon). In just a few taps, you’ll unlock a whole new world of bird songs. Every species you identify with the new Sound ID feature can also be saved to your life list, and you’ll be able to share the recordings you make with friends and family.