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Do you like birds? I do. I love to listen to birds singing and watch them fly or play around in the park or in the backyard. They add colors and music to our life. They make wherever they are a better place to live. They are so many things we can learn about birds, here are apps and websites I found that can help with bird identification. Most are for North America, some also have information for UK.

10 Science Apps for Kids to Learn Birds Identification

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Peterson Backyard Birds of North America is a good starting bird guide for those living in North American. It is a Free app including about 160 commonly seen birds in the area. What makes it more interesting is it specifically covers birds that you will see in your backyard or in a park, so very likely you can find some information about the bird that you just saw this morning.

Peterson Birds of North America includes more birds than free Backyard bird guide. This one includes over 800 birds with more information.

Audubon Bird is the bird guide from Audubon. It is also for North America. I like the search feature in this app. It allows you search with many features, such as size, sound, color. The journal feature makes it easy to keep track of your own birds search journey.

National Geographic Bird is a bird guide website. In addition to bird features, you can also watch bird videos. The search box at the bottom allows you to search for birds you want to learn. They also have a bird site for kids, where kids can look up birds and compare different birds.

My Birds of Prey is a fun way for kids to learn about birds. It is designed as a game, co-produced with Cornell Lab of Ornithology, with over 400 raptor facts to be used in the play. Players Play two games to win birds of prey and place them in different habitats, then play two more games to win food for their birds! Each time kids feed a bird, they discover a new fact about it and hear its call.

Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a free app helping users to identify birds. You enter traits of birds, and find the types of birds you are looking for.

iBird Lite is a free app with only about 60 birds. The purpose of the app is to showcase the app features it has. To have the full bird guide, you can get the pro or ultimate version.

iBird Pro and iBird Ultimate each has over 900 birds from North America. The search engine of these apps are very powerful with over 37 searchable attributes. With the field mark layer feature, users learn the key ID characteristics to look for in certain species. It also has a separate app for UK.

The Morcombe Steward Guide to Birds is a wonderful guide for those in Australia. I have not personally checked the app, but one of our Australia friend recommend it.

Do you like birds? Do you have a favorite bird app?

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  • Jasmine

    For Australia our favourite app is The Michael Morcombe eGuide to the Birds of Australia by Universal App. My kids (8yrs, 4yrs & 4yrs) love finding birds to put on our ‘list’ in this app. They are starting to get good at identifying common birds as well as considering what attributes to remember about one to try and identify it. There is a lite version to try before buying the full app.

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