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Just No Idea...
posted on January 22, 2017 11:40 AM
Glaucous-winged or Thayer's gull?
posted on January 22, 2017 11:04 AM
Is a red-tailed hawk?
posted on January 22, 2017 12:05 AM
A few IDs
posted on January 21, 2017 08:09 PM
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Hairy or Downy?
posted on January 21, 2017 07:37 PM
Small black bird
posted on January 21, 2017 10:49 PM
Odd canada goose
posted on January 21, 2017 03:50 PM
posted on January 21, 2017 11:00 AM
Odd Great Black Backed Gull
posted on January 22, 2017 06:27 AM
posted on January 22, 2017 05:29 AM
Juvenile Gulls, Seward Peninsula, Sept 2016
posted on January 21, 2017 01:38 PM
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Provides a simple alternative way to identify birds without using the search engine.
By STATE OR PROVINCE
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By BODY SIZE
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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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