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Merlin Bird ID app

July 20 2017 by Editorial Team | Category: Bird watching

Merlin Bird ID app

Smartphones are becoming an increasingly important part of birding. If you want to be the first person to hear about a rare bird, digiscope a rarity, or submitting your sightings, having a small portable computer at your fingertips is enabling all of this to happen. We also look to our smartphones as identification aids now that field guides are packaged into apps. But what if your app could instantly scan your photo and match it to a species based on an archive of millions of bird images? It can.

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The chicks are ready to fly! Update & preview from Kestrels at Close Quarters

June 23 2017 by Leander Khil | Category: Bird watching

The chicks are ready to fly! Update & preview from Kestrels at Close Quarters

See the progress on the upcoming TV documentary on the Common kestrel and watch an exclusive clip. The end of the breeding season approaches and the young kestrels get ready to leave the nest.

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Kestrels at Close Quarters – filming with a spotting scope

May 31 2017 by Leander Khil | Category: Bird watching

Kestrels at Close Quarters – filming with a spotting scope

An upcoming TV documentary on the life of Europe's most widespread bird of prey reveals unseen details about the Common kestrel. Swarovski Optik's STX spotting scopes play a key role in the making of the film.

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