Monday, April 12, 2010

Burn Your Paper Bird Guides!

National Geographic has helpfully converted all your antiquated paper-based bird guides to fuel for the next bonfire: I speak of the backyard bird identifier. It also works on birds witnessed in front and side yard settings!

I checked it to see if it could correctly identify a Spotted Towhee (shown), a Cassin's Finch, and a Northern Flicker, and it could, though it takes a little playing around with the color and size selections.

Birds are no longer as mysterious as they had been. Frankly, with the advent of this web-based utility, they're getting a little boring.

Happy book-burning!

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