Bird Song Id USA Automatic Recognition Birds Songs

Bird Song Id USA Automatic Recognition Birds Songs

By Mullen & Pohland GbR

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2013-08-05
  • Current Version: 8.06
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 254.10 MB
  • Developer: Mullen & Pohland GbR
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4
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From 963 Ratings

Description

--> 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. -------------

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Reviews

  • Very confusing

    2
    By Tiny346
    I’ve used the app a number of times now but still find the interface bizarre and confusing. What is with the quiz screen in manual ID with the eye and numbers in the corners? Where did my recording go? Why did all the bird options for my automatic recognition disappear after I played the first one? I’ve managed to ID some birds by listening to the recordings and so the catalog of bird songs is useful, but otherwise this is very frustrating. Please fix the interface.
  • Garbage app.

    1
    By Ashabash710
    I purchased the bundle and am not pleased at all. It’s not user friendly and the bird calls don’t even play. I want a refund! Do not purchase. There are free apps that are way better than any of these!!
  • Doesn’t work...EVER

    1
    By Christine4811
    Got this app to identify a bird I keep hearing in my back yard. I followed instructions and have tried dozens of times but the result is always the same: “no bird was detected on this recording” Refund Please!
  • Backyard Birder

    5
    By @$4?weather
    With this app I’ve been able to ID the vocals of a number our feathered friends.
  • Not worth it- don’t waste your money

    1
    By Jayme W
    I really wish there was a free trial period option for this app because I would have been able to see how useless it is and not wasted $4.99. If there is ANY background noise whatsoever it will tell you it’s poor quality and then pull up a random list of possible birds. The app is unable to correctly identify a Northern Cardinal for crying out loud- I mean those guys have loud and very distinguishable songs. Don’t waste your time or your money, you’ll end up being frustrated and not learning anything. Go to ebird dot com and search their massive library, better luck figuring it out by process of elimination than trying to with this app.
  • Mixed

    3
    By Katiemacelv
    Still experimenting. Not sure yet.
  • Ineffective

    1
    By The Teaman
    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.
  • Disappointment

    1
    By jodybird3
    I’ve been trying to download this app for days but I cannot! It is a disappointment to buy something & not be able to open it!
  • Need to fix

    4
    By Payson nana
    Love the app but paid for ad free and still hard to link in for free
  • Not an accurate app whatsoever.

    1
    By walcman
    I had high hopes when I got this app, but I was greatly disappointed when I realized the app was essentially just guessing the most common birds around me. To test this, I played a variety of different bird calls from another phone and had this app try to identify them; sure enough, it just kept suggesting common birds like the cardinal, goldfinch, and robin. I suppose the app is probably right some of the time, given how common those birds are... but it’s purely because of luck. I will say though, at least you can play the bird calls on this app to check if it sounds the same. (Though the answer is usually no.) That’s the only thing saving this review from being 1-Star. I wasted money on this app. If you’re an aspiring birder, it seems there is still no great method to identify bird calls other than just looking up possible candidates the slow way.

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