|Step 1) Select “Start Bird ID” to start.|
|Step 2) Type in your city or ZIP/postal code OR click current location to provide your location by GPS. You will also be asked to enter the date you saw the bird.|
|Step 3) Indicate the bird’s approximate size. Clicking on a silhouette will tell you what kind of bird it is.|
|Step 4) Let the kids choose up to 3 of the bird’s main colors.|
|Step 5) Provide some information regarding where you saw the bird.|
|Step 6) Scroll through the “Best Matches” until you find your bird. Our bird was second on the list, a Red-winged Blackbird. Pressing the sound icon will play the bird’s song. Clicking on Details will give you more information about the bird.|
All in all, I have been very pleased with the app. Once you download the library for your region (warning: it takes up a lot of space!), you don’t need wifi to use the app.
On our walk, we saw Mallard Ducks, Red Winged Blackbirds, and American Coots. What birds live near you? Would you like to find out?