Apps for young Citizen Scientists
Merlin Bird ID Cornell University
Merlin is the easiest to use bird identification app available, and it is free. Using location data and information from birders in your area, Merlin takes color, size and habitat information from the user and allows them to identify birds from the most likely choices.
More experienced birders will also enjoy EBird from Cornell University
Seek by Inaturalist
Seek is a free application THat uses application technology to help the user identify plants, animals, and fungi by simply taking a photograph of them.
For those more experienced in identification, iNaturalist allows you to record your sightings.
Audubon Bird Guide App
This free app (Audubon will send periodic emails) allows you to learn more about the birds you have identified. Everything from Description to Migration is included here, with pictures and calls included.
Sibley Guide To Birds
Available in a highly functional application ($20.00), learn more about the birds you see using this extremely popular birding reference. Of course the book version is essential.