All the analysis takes place on the device. You do not need a data connection or wifi to get results so you can use it wherever you are, even on hiking trails through the wilderness!
Easy to use
When you hear a bird, just keep still, keep quiet, and tap the red button. It is important to keep quiet during the recording as the app will try to identify the loudest sound. The app will show the top matches and you can compare your recording to the reference sounds to check which is the correct match. If none match, try again! The app may have heard and tried to analyse a sound that you didn't notice.
Share your recordings
Your recordings are saved in the app so that you can listen again, email them to yourself or to friends, or share them with us. We will use your recordings to retrain and improve the app, and in addition the best ones will be submitted to the Xeno-canto website for the use of conservationists and scientists worldwide.
The very best recordings will feature on our SoundCloud page.
Bird safe mode
Recordings of bird songs disturb nesting birds, distracting them from the essential tasks of defending their territory and feeding their young. ChirpOMatic is the only bird sound app that is safe to use anywhere, at any time, because it's the only app with 'Bird-safe Mode'. When this is switched on, you have to hold the phone to your ear as though making a phone call in order to hear the sounds. This ensures that birds are not disturbed.