The Birdsnap App Can Recognize 500 North American Bird Species

By: Mesel Isaac - Jun 13, 2014
References: itunes.apple & laughingsquid
If you're an amateur ornithologist, or someone who enjoys the fine recreational activity of birdwatching (or birding), then the Birdsnap app is a tool you shouldn't be without.

Created by researchers from Columbia University and the University of Maryland, the Birdsnap iPhone app works much the same way human facial recognition software works, but applied to birds. As an electronic outdoor field guide Birdsnap is very simple to use: simply take a photo of a bird using your phone, tap the eye and tail in the photo, and wait as the app provides you with its potential matches.

Currently, Birdsnap can identify 500 different North American bird species, making it the perfect tool for your next outing in the park.