Our bird species recognition model is constantly improving and learning, but it's not perfect (yet). So, if you find yourself in a bird identification conundrum, tap the "Ask the Community" option in the postcard flow. This will submit the photo in question, as well as your username and approximate location to WingBuddy, where your fellow users will help you put a name to the feathered face.
Worry not, we're not just throwing your photo out into the abyss of the Internet. We've implemented a system to ensure the reliability and accuracy of all identifications. Our community of bird enthusiasts will vote on the species, and once a consensus of certainty is reached, you'll receive a notification with the correct identification. We also have a backup plan in place, with in-house ornithologists on standby to review any blurry images or images that haven’t received enough votes.
But the fun doesn't stop there! If you're a bird identification pro, you can help others in the community by navigating to the WingBuddy section of the app and reviewing "pending" postcards. If you recognize the bird, you can submit your suggestion and help out a fellow bird enthusiast. And if you're not sure, no worries, just swipe left and move on to the next postcard… You’ll be a pro in no time!
We're keeping track of your contributions too. In the future, your profile will showcase your total number of votes and the success rate of your answers, so you can show off your bird identification skills to your friends and family. Did anybody say bragging rights?
Go ahead, snap away, and don't be shy about asking the community for help. We're all in this birdwatching game together.