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Letter: Link to audio for bird identification

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
Your speaking to the vocals of the Song Sparrow started me to wonder if you could attach a link to the vocals of each of your bird pic posts?

My hearing is not good but I see and hear birds daily in my walkabouts and google them often to see if I was hearing the actual birds that I was seeing.
Billy Joe, this is a great suggestion, which I'll see about incorporating into future posts.

It reminds me that I've been meaning to recommend an app called BirdNet. You can open the app to a listening mode, wait for the bird to sing a bit, and then select a snippet of the audio to compare in realtime to a database of birdsongs online. I've found it invaluable for summer birding, and it has identified lots of birds that I could hear but couldn't see. --Pen

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