Sunday, January 21, 2007

Bird Identification

The Francis Beidler Forest staff has installed a computer in the nature center to help visitors identify birds they have seen on the boardwalk or in their yard.

The Thayer birding software loaded on the computer contains 2,788 color photos and songs for 707 species. Visitors simply select the color, size, habitat, location or sound of their bird and the program will show them everything that matches their description.

"Do you know the name of that little brown bird?" could still be a challenge.

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