ChirpOMatic - Birdsong Europe 4+

Bird ID by song & calls

Spiny Software Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • £4.99


ChirpOMatic is Europe’s top-selling bird identification app. It helps you identify European birds quickly and easily, from the squeak of the tiny Goldcrest to the Crane's loud trumpeting.

1. Record the bird song or call using your iPhone or iPad.
2. ChirpOMatic analyzes the audio to identify the bird species based on its unique vocalizations.
3. The app gives the name of the bird, or birds.
4. In the case of poorer recordings, the app provides a short list of the most probable birds, ranked according to the likelihood of a correct identification.
5. Access additional information about the identified bird species, including brief descriptions of their song, and details of special features to listen out for.
6. Your recordings are stored on your phone along with the date and location − a great way to listen and remember the moment. Recordings can be shared using AirDrop, WhatsApp, messages or email.

Birdwatchers, enthusiasts and researchers.

> Easy to use
No technical or birding skills required.

> Ethical and responsible
The app’s innovative Bird-safe mode plus an automatic Night-time mode prevent sound and light from disturbing nesting birds.

> Accuracy
The app is constantly updated and improved. Created by Spiny Software, a small team of skilled, dedicated professionals with an eye for detail and accuracy, committed to delivering the highest quality software.

> Privacy
The app doesn’t collect your recordings or personal data to ensure privacy.

> Customer service
Excellent customer support ensures a reply within 24 hours.

> Forgot your phone?
Use your Apple Watch to record sounds for identification later on your phone.

> Contribute to research
Email us your best recordings and we’ll share them with birdwatchers, expert ornithologists, and enthusiasts worldwide, via the Xeno-canto website. As a result, your recordings will contribute to the understanding and appreciation of bird diversity and behavior.

Happy bird listening!

"Top of the pile of bird song recognition apps" - Bird Watching magazine
The only birdsong app that can safely be used on nature reserves!
Featured by Apple in "Celebrate Springtime" and "App of the Day".

What’s New

Version 3.4.5

Fixes bug with Alpine Chough results

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.8K Ratings

4.8K Ratings

Sashaoscar ,

Great app, especially for beginners

To my shame, I do not know too much about our native birds in the UK. But with this app I am beginning to learn more, and it is very enjoyable to do so. I hear a bird singing in my garden , on a walk, or wherever. And out comes my phone, tap on the app, tap on ‘record’ , wait a few seconds….. then, by way of identifying the bird, you are either (a) given the name of a single bird to consider as the actual provider of the sound you have heard and you can select yes or no (you do this by playing the app’s own recording of the suggested bird’s sound, then agreeing or disagreeing) OR (b) when the quality of your recording is less than perfect (background noise etc), you may be given a shortlist of candidates, and by the above process you may be able to whittle it down to one bird. Once you have identified the bird, the app provides a bit more information about the chirpy chappie. And you have the satisfactory feeling of knowing a little bit more about the natural environment you live in. And your recording gets added to your ‘library’.

Learning birder123 ,

So impressed!

Thank you so much for providing this incredible app.

Clearly it cannot produce 100% accurate results, but in my experience of using it over around 6 months, providing you give the app a fighting chance by trying to record the song in isolation (of course this is often tricky to do!) and without extraneous noises, I’m amazed at how frequently it gets the right results. Such fantastic technology always at hand! What a thrill to identify one of the less common birds! I could go on!

EJanetC67 ,

Problems with iPhone

Worked fine until the winter. As I hadn’t used the app for a while it disappeared into the cloud. Upon reinstalling it simply didn’t work - eventually I realised that the “recordings” were silent. The permissions had changed so there was no permission for the microphone, but the app never suggested that. Surely microphone access should be flagged? It went through the motions of “recording” and “checking”, and the troubleshooting just said I was holding the phone wrong or to switch to the bottom Mike.


Sorry developer - you are wrong - if you go to settings and turn off microphone permissions then try to use the app it will look as if there is nothing wrong, “record” a silent recording then tell you it is a lesser spotted woodpecker, skylark or lapwing. In my case the microphone permissions has disappeared without me doing it. There is nothing wrong with my microphone and I did try troubleshooting. The app needs to warn you if it cannot access the microphone. When you restore permissions it works fine, and I know now to check, but it shouldn’t be a possible scenario.

Developer Response ,

Hello EJanet, I'm sorry that the app isn't working correctly for you. The problem cannot be with permissions or you wouldn't get any recording at all, not even a silent one. The most likely cause of the problem is the microphone so I recommend that you try switching to the bottom microphone, as described in the Troubleshooting section. If that doesn't fix it, please email me so that I can help.

App Privacy

The developer, Spiny Software Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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