ChirpOMatic is the most advanced way to identify bird sounds - simply record a bird singing and ChirpOMatic will use the latest technology to identify it. This current version of ChirpOMatic USA has an emphasis on backyard birds, with an added selection of common birds from other habitats. “Top of the pile of bird song recognition apps” - Bird Watching magazine Although the technology behind ChirpOMatic is extremely complex, we have used our expertise in app development to make the app easy to use for everyone. You don't need to read a complicated manual, trim sound files, or understand sonograms to use ChirpOMatic. It works rather like Shazam® or SoundHound® do for music. When you hear a bird, quickly hold up your phone and record for 12 seconds. 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. 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 be used without the risk of disturbing birds. 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. PLEASE NOTE! The app is designed to identify real live birds under natural conditions. If you test on recorded sounds, you need to play the sounds at a realistic volume and only test on birds that might be found at your location at this time of year.
This app came up with ridiculous possibilities when trying to ID a very clear bird song. Once I was able to identify the bird (with someone else’s help, not within this app), I found that the app didn’t even have the bird I was looking for in its database, even though it was a common bird for the area.
I have enjoyed the app, but what doesn’t get identifiabed, you can email to chirp o matic. I’ve never had a response. It’s been several weeks at this point.
I’ve recorded many different birds but seldom get a result that matches. In many cases the suggested birds sound nothing like the bird I recorded. It’s been right a few times—but for the price, I expected better accuracy.
This app gives me the same results no matter what bird I record. Don’t waste $4 on this app.
We have a lot of birds in our yard, by design. Recently we’ve acquired a couple new ones and weren’t sure what they were. This app is wonderful once you get to know it. I record the sounds and let it evaluate. It gives me several choices with recordings to choose from. If “that’s not it” there’s an option for that and we record again. I’m building a library in the app of my birds...pretty cool! And so much fun! A glass of wine on the porch and bird watching?!? I swore I’d never!! I do wish however that I could tell it that cardinals are not even close to this region when we have some similar sounds. Otherwise I’m having a lot of chirp fun!
Used this app in my backyard and got different results every time. The bird I was listening to was clearly a cardinal, but not once did a cardinal come up. Oddly enough, a cardinal is not even listed in their bird database. It’s an interesting idea....but unreliable. I would like my money back.
A W E S O M E . SAUCE . !!!!!!!!!
I just bought this, tried to use it once, and it displayed a “searching” message for the next 4 hours after I recorded a bird song and hit “go.” I couldn’t cancel the entry, go back, or reset it; it was just frozen in permanent search mode. I deleted the app.
I have trouble using this. This morning it identified a crow call as a robin. I am frustrated.
Totally worthless. Deserves zero stars. After “anaslysing “ my recording it tells me “something went wrong” and hangs so badly I have to restart my iPhone to use it again. Junk like this shouldn’t be allowed in the App Store. I want a refund!