Help build Merlin™
A smart online bird ID tool
Mark My Bird
Sharpen your skills by answering questions to train Merlin.
Select the image you think is most helpful for bird ID.
Help Merlin learn to find birds in photos.
Teach Merlin to recognize parts of birds by clicking on the requested part in the photo.
Please contribute your photos to teach Merlin to ID birds in images.
Bird Color Challenge
Help Merlin learn about how you and others perceive colors.
What is Merlin?
When people notice a new bird, the first question they often ask is, "What bird did I see?" We're building Merlin to help people find the answer.
Merlin will be a new kind of bird identification tool—one that combines artificial intelligence with input from real-life bird watchers to produce an online "wizard" that helps people ID birds quickly and connects them to more information.
To build Merlin, we need to know how thousands of people remember and describe birds. You can help us through online activities that gather the information to help Merlin understand what bird watchers see. The more you play, the more you'll help Merlin become a true bird ID wizard.
Merlin's photo recognition system
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