*** Top of its class, Bird Watching Magazine rated it 9 out of 10 saying it is remarkably accurate. ***
Bird Song Id USA with automatic song recognition
--> SALE: 50% off! Instead of 9.99 just 4.99 US$! ****** Identify birds of the USA by their songs and calls! Automatic Recognition will help identify birds around you. Includes an audio reference library of 241 songs and calls. *** Top of its class, Bird Watching Magazine rated it 9 out of 10 saying it is remarkably accurate. *** Copied by a few, bettered by none, Bird Song Id is three years ahead of anyone else in this field ! ***
Look at the many good reviews compared to similar apps claiming to achieve bird song recognition!
*** 'Scientific American' writes:
"It's Shazam for birdsong. Record a bird's warble—the cleaner the recording, the better the luck you'll have—and
let the app tell you what species you're hearing!" ***
Developed by automatic recognition experts in collaboration with published biologists.
*** 'The Times Newspaper' said the app "Does what it says on the tin" and were amazed that "this astonishing piece of software costs about the same as a cup of coffee". ***
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The most functional Bird Song app on the market by far. Make your own bird song recordings and keep a bird song diary.
Have you ever heard a bird singing and wondered "What kind of bird is that?". Bird Song Id is a great tool to help you learn to quickly and easily identify birds by their songs and calls. It's great fun to use too. With Bird Song Id, identification can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Bird Song Id has been created by professional published ecologists. The app does not need an internet connection, all songs and calls are downloaded when the app is purchased, one hundred and eighteen species are included.
We have included an early version of Automatic Recognition in the app for you to try. We hope this feature will help you identify common bird species. However, it needs a good quality recording to work, and takes a bit of time and patience to get used to. Automatic Recognition takes place on the device, no connection to the internet or mobile network is needed.
How successful is it? Our aim is to get the correct bird in the top three of those listed. In our testing of over 1,000 samples we found the success rate to be 85%.
Remember this is an early release of this innovative feature, so please be gentle. A demo is available on YouTube.
--------------- HELP ----------------
Automatic Recognition needs a good quality recording of the bird
Remove the case from your iPhone if you use one as this will significantly dampen the microphone
Only record when it is very quiet, apart from the bird singing of course
Be close to the bird singing, as close as you can be without disturbing it
Only record when a single bird is singing, or when a single bird is dominant
The analysis graph should have plenty of blue and green colors with few or no black peaks
Be patient, dont expect miracles, the system works but needs good clear recordings
The peaks on the graph should reach all the way to the top. Low peaks indicate poor quality and recognition is unlikely
A difference between two birds of less than 10% is not that significant, so listen to the samples from both to help you further
The microphone is at the bottom of an iPhone, point the bottom of the phone towards the bird
Record a single bird at a time
Record for the full 30 seconds
Avoid windy conditions. Air moving over the microphone will mask the bird sounds
Playing songs to the app from recorded material on the internet, other apps or CDs is unlikely to work as this material is digitally processed and edited (inter phase gaps are often shortened). They sound very different to recording birds for real on an iPhone or iPad in the natural environment.
Thank you for your support over the years! Here is what we have done for you:
- Further improvement of automatic recognition
- updated to the newest iOS version
Ratings and Reviews
I like this a lot, but find navigation difficult. There are many times when there's too much other noise to get a clear recording, and the manual look up is cumbersome. Organization by families is not useful for many (probably most) of us.
This morning I heard three fledglings with a call that was new to me. My best guess was they were cowbirds. They were gone before I could record. I opened the app- which is organized by bird family and I had no idea what the cowbird family is. No search function on the first page, but an index.
So I tried the index, only to find it too is organized by family rather than name- not useful at all!! I started to dig through and finally found the cowbird under Icterid. Too much work!!
Only later did I figure out that I had to go through a family to find the Search function. Please either put the search function on the 1st page, or organize the index by name. Re-do this and I'm change my rating to 5 stars.
And yes, they were cowbirds. What a curious call!!
I got this app because I was trying hard to identify a bird that I keep hearing a unique call sound for but can never see the bird. I find this app rather picky about the quality length and loudness of the recording made. I did not have trouble finding the record button like some have complained about. But I have made sample after sample of the bird song and I keep getting warnings about too short, poor sound quality, not loud enough, and then when I think I got one that matches their picky criteria it comes up with a list of birds that have no resemblance to what I recorded. The UI/UX is clunky and strange at best. Sometimes the play button has no stop button, and sometimes it does. There’s no way to edit the length of the song sample to eliminate other birds that are chiming in. After you have it analyzed the song it gives you a list of bird choices. If you pick one to listen to their recording of it and decide that’s not the one... if you go back, your choices are add it to the library or you can listen to your recording again but you can’t analyze it and get your list back it appears. If you close this window because you’re not ready to add it since you didn’t find the bird, it will toss your recording. lt’s just a wacky app and a waste of five dollars. I wished I could get my five dollars back as it couldn’t even ID one bird call.
This App purports to be Bird Song ID, yet that feature is buried after several screen taps under My Recordings. Even when you tap "My Recordings," nothing is obvious about what to do next. So you fumble around finding Add Recording. Finally you see a tab that says Automatic Recognition. It is simply not Field Friendly. "Automatic Recognition" should be the first thing you see when you open up the app...a big button to hit like Shazam. When you hear a bird you can't identify, it does not give you the time to 1. Get the phone out, 2. Find the app on your phone, 3. Then wade through screens until you find the hidden buttons to do what you need. By that time, the bird has flown. There are other inexplicable aspects of the App: Bird Families. Here's what I see on the first screen, stuff like Cardinal (not a bird family), Chickadee (not a bird family), Chachalaca (really? on the first screen? What are my chances of happening across a Chachalaca?) Good idea, but ill-conceived. Developers should make the primary function of this App "Auto Recognition" then put a large button in the middle of the screen that starts that process with a single tap.
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- Mullen & Pohland GbR
- 284.3 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © Sunbird Images® OHG 2020
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.