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AVIAN SLEUTH BIRD ID GAME
Kinglet or Vireo?
posted on January 27, 2021 02:09 AM
posted on January 25, 2021 05:32 PM
Sharpie? Sacramento, California
posted on January 26, 2021 10:01 PM
Iceland (Thayer's) gull confirmation
posted on January 27, 2021 07:04 AM
West Houston Hummingbird
posted on January 26, 2021 08:47 PM
posted on January 27, 2021 01:39 AM
Possible WAVI split upcoming
posted on January 26, 2021 06:20 PM
intergrade Yellow-rumped Warbler? Sacramento, California
posted on January 26, 2021 10:06 PM
Chipping Sparrow? And Yellowlegs
posted on January 26, 2021 04:41 PM
I think Birds hate me..
posted on January 26, 2021 03:08 AM
Identify this Hawk please😀
posted on January 26, 2021 04:46 PM
Ducks and Sandpipers
posted on January 26, 2021 03:46 AM
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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