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Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab
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Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab App Status (May 2024)

If you're experiencing difficulties with the Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab app, the issue might be related to your device or internet connectivity. Should you believe the app is the culprit, kindly provide a detailed description of the problem, and a community member might offer guidance. While you await feedback, consider attempting these troubleshooting measures.

App Name Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab
App Category Reference
Developer Cornell University
Relase Date 11 December 2013, Wednesday
Last Update 22 May 2024, Wednesday
Compatibility IOS 16.0 or later

Common Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab App Problems and Troubleshooting Steps

Android, iOS, or macOS operating system users may encounter a problem where an app will display a black screen for a few seconds before crashing, with or without an error message. However, there are a few methods you can try to fix this issue:

  1. Sometimes, this problem may be caused by a temporary loading issue. To fix this, go to the recent applications menu on your phone, usually accessed by the first left button, and close the app that is experiencing the issue. Then, re-open the app.
  2. If that doesn't work, try doing a hard reboot of your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Android device by simultaneously pressing and holding the "Home" and "Power" buttons for up to 10 seconds, then release them and hold the "Power" button until the screen turns on. After that, try opening the app again.
  3. If none of the above solutions work, another option is to wait for the phone battery to drain and turn off automatically. After that, charge the phone and turn it on and try opening the app again.
  4. If the problem persists, you may need to uninstall and re-install the app. Re-installing the app will restore all settings.
  5. If the app still does not work, you can try installing older versions of the app.

My Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab app wont load or not working properly (loading error / server error / connection error / screen freeze / ping problem)

There are a number of reasons why a mobile app may experience loading issues. Some common causes include:

  1. The Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab app server may be experiencing downtime, which can cause loading issues. Try accessing the app again after a few minutes.
  2. Your wifi or mobile data connection may not be working properly, which can affect the app's ability to load. Make sure your connection is stable.
  3. There may be too many users accessing the app at the same time, causing a slowdown. In this case, try accessing the app again after a few minutes when usage may be lower.

I'm having Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab login issue or account related issues

If you are experiencing issues with logging in or with your account, please take the following steps to troubleshoot the problem:

  1. Check if the Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab server is down, as this can cause login and account issues. If so, try logging in again after a few minutes.
  2. Verify that your wifi or mobile data connection is working properly.
  3. Ensure that you are using the correct login credentials. Double check the details you are entering.
  4. If you're logging in using a third-party service like Facebook, Twitter, or Google, check to make sure that the service is functioning properly by visiting its official website.
  5. If you see error message, check if your account has been banned or deactivated.

I have Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab app installation issues

There seems to be some issues with the installation of the Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab app. To resolve this, please follow these steps:

  1. Ensure that your wifi or internet connection is stable.
  2. Verify that you have enough storage space on your mobile device. A lack of sufficient space may prevent the app from being installed.
  3. Check that the version of the MacOS, IOS or Android operating system on your device is compatible with the version of the app you are trying to install.
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My Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab app is not updating properly in my phone

In order to ensure that you are able to update the Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab app, please take the following steps:

  1. Verify that your wifi or mobile data connection is functioning properly. If the connection is down, it may prevent the app from updating.
  2. Make sure that your phone has enough storage space to download the updates. If there is not enough space, it may prevent the app from updating.

Audio/video loading problem with Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab

If you are experiencing audio problems while using a phone, there are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue:

  1. Verify that the volume on your phone is not turned down or muted.
  2. Try using headphones to determine if the problem is with the phone's speakers or with the app itself.

If you are having trouble with videos loading, some potential solutions include:

  1. Checking your internet speed and wifi connectivity to ensure that you have a stable connection.
  2. Make sure that your phone has enough storage space to download the videos.
  3. Check if the app is compatible with your operating system version.
  4. Check that your phone is not running on low-power mode.

Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab app notifications are not working properly

If you are not receiving notifications for the Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab app, you can check the app's notification settings by following these steps:

  1. Go to the "Apps" section on your device. Locate the "Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab" app.
  2. Check the notification settings to see if they are enabled. If they are not, please enable them.
  3. If you are not getting notification sounds, make sure that the app's notification sound is not accidentally muted.

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Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab Developer Updates

Version 3.1.1 22 May 2024
This update includes a few improvements and bug fixes, including:
- New Ukrainian translations now available
- Fixed a bug that didn’t allow saving sightings from Sound ID or Explore
- Formatting updates on the Bird Packs screens
- Fixed translations for range maps.
Version 3.0.5 01 February 2024
Two minor bug fixes:
- Bluetooth access will now only be requested when enabling Swarovski devices
- Bird names are now available in Simplified Chinese again
We periodically release fixes and tweaks to improve Merlin Bird ID and help you identify more birds. Your feedback and support drive our ongoing efforts to create a better birding experience for everyone. Stay tuned for more updates, improvements, and exciting features!.
Version 3.0.4 07 January 2024
Updated support for connected devices.
We periodically release fixes and tweaks to improve Merlin Bird ID and help you identify more birds. Your feedback and support drive our ongoing efforts to create a better birding experience for everyone. Stay tuned for more updates, improvements, and exciting features!.
Version 3.0.2 23 October 2023
Updated Sound ID Model (v34): Merlin can now identify over 1200 species by sound! We added over 150 new species to sound ID in this update, including fan-favorites like Wilson’s Plover, Flame-colored Tanager, and New Zealand Fantail.
New translation: Merlin is now available in Thai!.
Version 3.0.1 30 August 2023
New in this release: language updates and bug fixes for Merlin’s new layout
Danish translations: buttons and label text within Merlin are now available in Danish!
Layout fixes for Hebrew, Arabic, and other languages: fixed the layouts on the Sound ID and Life List pages for languages with right-to-left script.
Swarovski dG: restored ability to download your images directly from your Swarovski dG into Photo ID.
Version 3.0 05 July 2023
We're giving Merlin a makeover! We hope you find the new navigation system sleeker and more intuitive to use.
In addition to being able to more quickly navigate around the app, Sound ID can now run in the background while you use other parts of Merlin, like Explore and Life List..
Version 2.1.8 24 April 2023
We’re excited to announce our latest update, with new features to make exploring your saved Sound ID recordings even more fun!
• Tap to cycle through multiple Sound ID results for a bird
Now, when you tap on a bird in your Sound ID recordings, you can cycle through multiple results for that bird. This is a great way to compare different results and find the one that you’re most confident in.
• Sound ID results are highlighted in Playback mode
We’ve also made it easier to explore your Sound ID recordings by highlighting the singing birds, same as the live recording. This makes it easy to see which birds are singing and to identify and learn the songs and calls.
• Sound ID recordings are backed up to iCloud
Finally, we’ve added iCloud backup support for Sound ID recordings. This means that your recordings will be automatically backed up to iCloud, so you can restore them if you ever update to a new device.
We hope you enjoy these new features! If you have any feedback, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Thanks for using Sound ID!.
Version 2.1.5 06 December 2022
New in this release
• eBird/Clements Taxonomy 2022 - Updated species names to align with eBird
• Updated app translations • Support for both Portuguese (Portugal) and Portuguese (Brazil) • Support for ID text in Marathi and Malayalam
Also included 2.1.4
Updates to My Sound Recordings screen to quickly explore and manage your recordings
• Quickly view the top species
• Search by species, location, and filename
• Sort by date, recording length, and file name
• Select multiple recordings to share or delete
New common name options
• Spanish (Honduras)
• Portuguese (Angola)
Other updates include:
• Support audio imports from iCloud
• Show recording length for Sound ID session longer than 1 hour.
Version 2.1.4 09 November 2022
This latest version brings Sound ID improvements for US, Canada, and European species, as well as around 200 additional birds, covering some of the most common and widespread birds of Central and South America.
Updates to My Sound Recordings screen to quickly explore and manage your recordings
• Quickly view the top species
• Search by species, location, and filename
• Sort by date, recording length, and file name
• Select multiple recordings to share or delete
New common name options
• Spanish (Honduras)
• Portuguese (Angola)
Other updates include:
• Support audio imports from iCloud
• Show recording length for Sound ID session longer than 1 hour.
Version 2.1.2 07 June 2022
• Layout tweaks for smaller screens to show more results
• The latest and greatest Sound ID model!
• Video support for Sound ID - you can now open/Import videos and Sound ID will import just the audio and identify the singing birds.
Version 2.1.1 08 May 2022
• Layout tweaks for smaller screens to show more results
• The latest and greatest Sound ID model!
• Video support for Sound ID - you can now open/Import videos and Sound ID will import just the audio and identify the singing birds.
Version 2.0.3 02 January 2022
This release brings bug fixes that improve Merlin to help you discover and identify birds around you..
Version 2.0.2 18 September 2021
Now with Sound ID! Record the birds you hear, and watch real-time results show up on the screen to help guide you to the correct identification..
Version 2.0.1 24 July 2021
Sound ID for 450+ species in the US and Canada!
Have you ever been mystified when hearing a bird you can’t see? Merlin helps you identify birds even when you can’t see them. Record the birds you hear, and watch real-time results show up on the screen to help guide you to the correct identification.
2.0.1 notes
Tweaks and fixes to make your birdwatching more enjoyable! Thanks for all the feedback and reports..
Version 2.0 06 July 2021
Sound ID for 400+ species in the US and Canada! 
Have you ever been mystified when hearing a bird you can’t see? Merlin helps you identify birds even when you can’t see them. Record the birds you hear, and watch real-time results show up on the screen to help guide you to the correct identification.
The ability to identify bird songs and calls is powered by thousands of audio recordings in Macaulay Library, and over a billion bird sightings submitted to eBird..
Version 1.8.2 31 August 2020
Save My Bird
Now when you use the Bird ID or Photo ID features to identify a bird, you can tell Merlin that "This is my bird!" and save that sighting to your free Cornell Lab account. As you record when and where you see birds, you'll be able to watch your life list grow!
Think of a life list as a scrapbook of memories. It’s a record of the sweet sights and sounds you took in over all the days you went birdwatching. That’s why we’re excited to give you the tools to start your life list in Merlin. Use Save My Bird to create a list of all the birds you’ve confidently identified in person. You can even save the same species multiple times, if you want to keep track of all the places you’ve crossed paths with it.
1.8.2
New common name options
Arabic
Asturian
Azerbaijani
Catalan
Spanish, Peru
Spanish, Paraguay
Euskera
French, French Guiana
Galician 
Slovak
1.8.1
Fixes to streamline logging in again if you've changed your password
Updates to translations.
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