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Thursday, March 14, 2024

Alli Smith
Project Coordinator, Merlin Bird ID
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

The Merlin Bird ID app, created by the Cornell lab of Ornithology, is a global field guide and a powerful tool to help identify the birds around you. Merlin can help you identify 1,000+ bird species by sound even when you can’t see them—but how does it work? We’ll take a behind the scenes look at Merlin to learn how Sound ID was developed, and how you can help us expand Merlin to cover more species worldwide.

Alli Smith connects people to the Cornell Lab’s Merlin Bird ID by doing talks, webinars, and other outreach activities, and assists Merlin users by managing the help desk. She loves supporting birders both new and experienced, and Merlin is an amazing tool that can help anybody learn. She has a B.S. in Wildlife Science, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF).

Look for the Zoom link in your email a few days prior to the meeting. The Zoom Room will open at 6:45 PM.  Don’t wait until the last minute to sign on, you might be left out!

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