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Celebrating 10 years of birding adventures: A look back at Because Birds

From a humble Tumblr blog to a full-fledged website, Because Birds has come a long way over the last 10 years. In this blog post, I’ll take you on a journey through our evolution and share some of the most popular content that’s kept readers coming back for more. Join us for a celebration of all things birding!

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New Merlin Sound ID update: playback highlighting and iCloud backup

I’ve been a big proponent of the Merlin Bird ID app for several years. Developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Sound ID is a popular feature that uses artificial intelligence to identify bird species from their songs and calls. The latest update to the app brings new features that will make exploring your saved Sound ID recordings more fun and convenient.



Introducing my personal birdwatching wiki, birding.wiki

In 2022, I toyed with the idea of creating a wiki-like experience to organize and document anything related to birds and my hobby of birdwatching.

The first concept of birding.wiki was launched on Because Birds as the BirdDex.

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Young birdwatcher gear guide

Birdwatching is a wonderful hobby that allows us to connect with nature, observe beautiful creatures, and learn about the diversity of the world around us. For young, curious birdwatchers, it can be an especially rewarding experience. And having the right tools can make all the difference in their ability to explore the world of birds.