IF you hearing is poor then this is the app for you because all you have to do is find a quiet place and push the microphone icon in the Sound ID section. This morning I placed it by the open window and it captured the calls of a Montezuma Quail and a Eurasian Collared Dove almost right away. Just now I heard something outback so I hit the mic record button and it detected a Pileated Woodpecker ,within 21 seconds. It will detect even the faintest calls if there is no backround noise. When it detects a bird it shows you the name and a small pic and has a list of calls and songs you can play back , plus you can hit the down arrow on the right and click on "details " which will produce 5 or 6 larger pics (swipe sideways to see all the pics ) It also gives a descriptive paragraph. And it is FREE ! TRY IT ! https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/I thought I saw a variegated ditherer one time, but it turned out to be a crumpled Doritos bag.
Sadly, I became quite deaf with age, and heard almost no bird songs, though my wife can hear them breathing with her acute hearing. Hearing aides help quite a bit, but I still miss a lot. My pole walking class (a "Silver & Fit" group) did hear, then saw, a downy woodpecker when we walked around Lake Padden in Bellingham the other day. Very loud rapping for such a small bird.
Saw about a dozen birds (starlings, maybe--about that size) on a wire yesterday. 10 of them took off simultaneously, making the wire whip back and forth. The two remaining individuals had to windmill their wings to maintain balance, just like you or I do when standing on a wobbly surface.