“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’
ChirpOMatic is an excellent way to identify bird sounds around you. Simply record a bird singing and use Automatic Recognition to identify it. The app can work wherever you are - if you don’t have internet or a mobile connection then the app analyses the sound on the device. And unlike other bird apps, our special Bird-Safe mode means that the app can even be used in nature reserves without the risk of disturbing birds.
The app works rather like Shazam® does for music. When you hear a bird, quickly hold up your phone and start recording. The app analyses the sound, and shows you the top matches. You can compare your recording with the reference samples to check the identification. And if you don't have your phone with you, you can use your Apple Watch to record sounds for identification later.
All your recordings are stored on your phone so you can listen to them again or share them with friends. You can help us improve the app by sending us the sound to use in training our system. The best recordings are posted (with your permission) on the Xeno-canto website, the world-wide resource for bird and bird sound research.
"Excitedly playing with it in my garden - robins, blue & great tit so far :):)"
"My new absolute favourite app - #Chirpomatic (It's basically Shazam for birds!!)"
"It is really easy to use and intuitive, which is essential!"
"I've already learnt the calls of 5 garden birds....such a great app."
PLEASE NOTE! This version of the app is for Europe. For North American birds please search for ChirpOMatic USA.
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Ratings and Reviews
Excellent for Western & Central Europe
User from Germany here. This app does a beautiful job identifying bird song even with fairly quiet song or when there are multiple birds. Definitely excellent for birdwatching in Europe.
What region is this for?
Designed to be used in UK? Purchased for use in US, a brief statement scrolled quickly past seemed to say it was developed for birds native to UK. That info wasn't available prior to purchase, can't find that reference again. Not clear what region it's useful in.
Don't know if it isn't narrowing by region or what the problem is, but I got a perfect capture of my bird song and it failed to identify the bird. After asking around and searching online, we ID'd the bird. The bird wasn't even in the list of possibilities listed in the app. For the record, it was a "Black-capped Chickadee". Avoid this app.
Developer Response ,
The ChirpOMatic UK app identifies British birds. For birds in the U.S., such as the Black-capped Chickadee, you need the U.S. version of the app, called ChirpOMatic USA.
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- 211.2 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.