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Provides a simple alternative way to identify birds without using the search engine.
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By BODY SIZE
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HOW TO FIND BIRDS
AVIAN SLEUTH BIRD ID GAME
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Northern Rough-winged Swallow, adult & juvenile?
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Weird "reptile bird" sighting in GA
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Coastal marsh bird
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Confirm Least Sand
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Unfamiliar crepuscular species in southern Maine
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ABOUT THIS SITE
My name is Mitchell Waite and I would like to tell you about the Whatbird.com search engine used to
identify birds of North America
. What makes this engine so special is that it uses a parametric step-by-step approach as contrasted with all the other bird sites which which use the "all at once" approach. In order to find a bird these search sites require you to enter all the ID information and field marks upfront at the same time. This means you are either going to get "zero matches" or a huge number of matches.
gets around this issue by presenting a visual interface made up of icons for the field marks. There are icons for colors, shape, family and much more. Each visual selection step narrows the search results to help locate the bird you saw. Try the
bird search engine
--it currently has over 800 birds in the database.
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Whatbird parametric search. This product and/or its method of use is covered by one or more of the following patent(s): US patent number 7,363,309 and foreign equivalents.
The best bird guide and bird watching search engine to identify birds in the world!
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