--> 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". *** Watch the film: vimeo.com/isoperla/birdsongid 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. -------------
I found this app not intuitive nor did it work for me.
I can’t believe I paid money for this app. The description that they put in had a quote saying it was Shazam for birds. It isn’t. I’ve tried recording 4-5 different times, all loud recordings with minimal noise in the background (crickets, birds much farther away, an occasional car from a road farther away), and not one ever got analyzed. When I looked at the list that’s included in the automatic recognition, it’s so minimal. There is no way you at this is Shazam for birds when that list is so short. There is a much larger database included in the app with recordings, but unless you want to scroll through a hundred or so birds and listen to each one, you will not find what you are looking for. I feel like I got swindled and I want my money back.
calls won’t play and screen ratio is incorrect
This app is dreadful. Does not list many common species, e.g. whippoorwill!
It’s great. As you improve over the coming years, please make a version that continuously listens, shows likely birds from the last analyzed audio segment in a scrolling fashion and keeps summary statistics by location. We live on a migratory fly way and have so many birds in our yard.
I’ve tried numerous times to record/identify bird calls, which is the main reason I got this app. It flat out doesn’t work. Perhaps if there was a single bird calling, non-stop, with no background noise whatsoever, I’d have better luck. But when does that ever happen? Note: the bird calls I’m recording are the dominant sound & I have made 30 second recordings. Very disappointing.
We have used this app to identify, or verify our hunch about, perhaps 4 or 5 common birds in our area. However, there are still some that just are not in the database. We don’t use the recording feature, instead we browse the listing making best guesses as to the type of bird. I’d like to see the number of birds identified increased.
Not being given a free trial first should have sent alarms going off in my head before I paid money for this app. I can only blame myself for not researching this App first. A) Only 8 warblers? I’ve seen over 25 in Connecticut! B) The App hasn’t been updated in over 2 years! C) The App isn’t regionally specific. I doubt I’ll see a road-runner or Chachalaca in the Northeast. D) Some birds are included that even a non-Birder can recognize by sight and/or sound... (Osprey, Kingfisher, Hummingbird) It seems the developers have given up on this program. Although the record a sound feature is catchy, the data base is extremely limited and ineffectual.
I very seldom leave bad reviews. Until now. Too difficult and clumsy to use. Not impressed.
Helps a lot with I.D. Easy to use!