Bird Song Id USA Automatic Recognition Birds Songs アプリのレビュー

Garbage app.

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

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

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

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

Still experimenting. Not sure yet.

Ineffective

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

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

Love the app but paid for ad free and still hard to link in for free

Not an accurate app whatsoever.

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.

Wish it was better

The interface is not intuitive - i would expect the recording feature (the whole point of the app) to be front and center. Conditions have to be absolutely perfect to get a decent recording. The best I’ve gotten is a “fair” recording (and 0 matches) even if it’s quiet and the call is clear.

Bird song Id

I find this app very frustrating. I fully recognize the difficulty of having an app recognize a call or song, but I have tried it on calls that I know and that I don’t know. What I tend to get is “song not analyzed, with analyzed spelled wrong! The producers of this could and should have done much better.

Missing birds & features

Missing some common eastern birds e.g. rose belly grosbeak, cooper’s hawk among others. Also any misspelling and search is useless. Forget getting a good enough recording to identify a bird. One star because of the above and high price.

Fun to Listen to Songs

I like listening to the calls and songs, then trying to identify the sounds I’m hearing. The microphone recorder on the phone doesn’t work so well so it seems to have trouble reviewing the recordings.

Birds-gone

Worthless. Save your money and time. Once you figure out what to actually do it requires 30 seconds of uninterrupted song to make an ID, and it self shuts off at any point the sound is inadequate, which is always. Never had it ID anything.

Love it!

Take it into the garden, play the call, and listen to the birds respond.

Anne

Great app!

Bird calls

What a waste of money. Not very User-friendly. Still cannot figure out how to record and identify bird calls. No home button either to start over. This app just does not make sense.

Not complete yet

This is an app that has a good idea but has a long way to go. Birds have many different songs but the app will only recognize one per bird. It also has a hard time even distinguishing the ones it has on file. Was directly under a wren recording and it was third choice. At this time it should be free until it is developed. Not worth the $4.99 price at this point.

Not what it says it is

I tried several auto recordings and none were identified. Also the manual ID doesn’t limit by the region even though it is one of the criteria. I think this was a very wasted purchase and I will just delete it. There is no way they give you to comment or contact directly. Must be a reason.

Works as advertised!

Very informative

Simple to use App - like Shazam for birds!

This app is really great as it does what it says. It automatically recognizes birds by their songs and calls. You only need to press the auto rec button in the middle of the main screen. This clever little helper will immediately helps to identify the bird singing in your backyard. The clearly arranged design makes the app very easy to use. You can choose from two screens how you like to group the birds. Either by name or by bird group. I prefer the group view as it is reasoned and the images are larger and I love to browse between all these different birds. I am not a birding expert but I always liked to know what’s around me. Thanks to the app this has changed! It was a nice way to become - or at least to feel like - the bird expert in your neighborhood. I always loved to track down the birds in my backyard. In the past I used a book for identifying birds but of course there were no sounds in the book and unlike a book on a shelf, I always have the app with me on my iPhone. Besides the nice automatic song and call recognition the app also comes with a lot of additional information for all the different birds. It has many nice and informative images and all the bird songs and calls. There is also a quiz in it and you can collect your own recordings. By using this app I’ve already learned quite a number of new birds. It can sometimes be a little tricky to find a quiet spot to record but then it really works well! Shazam for birds I would call it! Sometimes I don’t actually see the singing bird but thanks to the images in the app I still learn how it really looks like. That's how I became the chief backyard birder of my family.

Does not identify birds correctly.

Maybe it just is not designed for Pacific NW birds. Even with ideal recording conditions it can’t identify correctly. I am just going to erase the app.

Easy to use

I found this easy to use and fun to play around with

Not accurate

I think I'd have to be sitting in the nest for this app to get a recording with enough quality for this app to identify the bird.

0% success rate

I recorded many loud common birds - clear as a bell recordings...didn’t correctly identify any of them. And their library of birds and their songs is small compared to other apps. Keep working fellas.

Doesn’t work

This is NOT the Shazam for birds. Difficult to figure out how to even record the sound. Always says poor sound quality even deep in the woods with no wind and the bird close by. Few birds are in the library, so even trying to play samples doesn’t work. Manual ID section is not user friendly (what IS a short/med/long birdsong length?) Perhaps having samples of each for someone to choose from would be better.

Back yard bird watchers

We love to sit out back to watch and listen to the song birds. We already had an idea of what birds we see but many times we hear the song but can’t see the bird. The songs available to hear has help us.

Meh

I just got this app, so I’m still figuring it out, BUT it seems like a bird song identification app should be more straightforward. The record button isn’t on the first screen, and overall the app seems dated. I’ve used it twice to record birdsong: it correctly matched the birdsong once. Hoping I can use it more to learn about birds in my area.

Doesn't work

It seems like there is a market for an app like this pretends to be, but this doesn't work. Even after navigating the poorly designed interface to the automatic bird ID by call area I couldn't get it to work. Good recording of the call, but not close on I'd.

Pretty good but could use a search function

As somebody who doesn’t know bird families (which family is the mockingbird in?) and sometimes not full official names (is it the “Eastern Barn Owl” or just “Barn Owl”?) I could really use a search function to complement the index. Also, the song recognition could benefit from a differentiation between calls and songs as there is in the rest of the app. What is there is good, but it could be better.

A simple to use App - it's like Shazam for birds!

This app is really great as it does what it says. It automatically recognizes birds by their songs and calls. You only need to press the auto rec button in the middle of the main screen. This clever little helper will immediately helps to identify the bird singing in your backyard. The clearly arranged design makes the app very easy to use. You can choose from two screens how you like to group the birds. Either by name or by bird group. I prefer the group view as it is reasoned and the images are larger and I love to browse between all these different birds. I am not a birding expert but I always liked to know what’s around me. Thanks to the app this has changed! It was a nice way to become - or at least to feel like - the bird expert in your neighborhood. I always loved to track down the birds in my backyard. In the past I used a book for identifying birds but of course there were no sounds in the book and unlike a book on a shelf, I always have the app with me on my iPhone. Besides the nice automatic song and call recognition the app also comes with a lot of additional information for all the different birds. It has many nice and informative images and all the bird songs and calls. There is also a quiz in it and you can collect your own recordings. By using this app I’ve already learned quite a number of new birds. It can sometimes be a little tricky to find a quiet spot to record but then it really works well! Shazam for birds I would call it! Sometimes I don’t actually see the singing bird but thanks to the images in the app I still learn how it really looks like. That's how I became the chief backyard birder of my family.

Poor

Perhaps it might work if I were able to get within 3 ft. of a singing bird, and there wasn’t any background noise. I have tried several times to ID a bird that was singing its heart out, but the App failed to ID it in each case. The software is NOT user friendly.

Great concept!

What a cool concept to record and compare bird sounds! Yes, I agree with others, it is a bit unfriendly, but I just played around with it to see how things work. I’m still learning the system, but over all it is doing what it says. Sometimes the recording quality message appears and I don’t know why, perhaps because there are multiple birds calling at once. I hope the developers keep working on it! This, in conjunction with the Audubon app are going to make spring and summer much more fun!

Yes

Very helpful and easy for newbies

Great app. Songs are clear and well composed. Accurate

This app is one of m favorites

Bird genie,ID bird songs

I bought this hoping for an easy solution It is far from being perfect. Hoping with future updates this app may yet prove to be very valuable in the field. It is a great idea.

Buyer beware

This is not recommended. The songs and calls do not play. Totally a waste.

Needs recording improvement

It has yet to iD a bird for me . The recording must need to be ultra pristine which is difficult even deep in the woods with aircraft background sound.

Great learning!

Fun tool, easy for me and my kids to use!

I can't believe this high rating!

I recorded a very clear, loud bird call, and it couldn't ID it. I tried a couple more. This app is useless, don't Get it!

Not the most user friendly - Helpful nevertheless

Although this is not the most user friendly, as mentioned - it is still very useful and does what it advertises. I too would like a better system to guide the user and update their sound recognition software to keep it in line with the ever improving technology. Otherwise I would have added the fifth star.

Yes

I agree with the comment, automatic recognition should be a right up front button for record/recognize so that one can capture the song; often only brief songs are available, and the bird and its song are gone before the, frustrating attempt to record it, is accomplished. Recognize should be a simple button that records instantly, and asks questions secondly.

Bird songs

I like this app because I hear birds singing and this helps me figure out what they are.

Not so good

I find the layout is user friendly and the overall concept is great. However, this app does not accurately identify birds, which is its main purpose.

interesting

This is an interesting app - the only clunky thing about it so far is that it takes more keystrokes than makes sense to access the record function. The birds don't tend to wait around as you look for the function.

Difficult to use

I am unhappy to report that this app is so unintuitive that it isn't useful. You have to go through several steps to make a recording, and by that time the bird has gone. Once, I managed a recording that was deemed "high quality" by the app and was then presented with what seemed to be a list of common backyard birds, none of which remotely resembled the recorded call.

Good good for the novice

Help to identify birds less common

BirdSong

Loving this app. I hear so many songs & wanted to know which birds were singing. Very helpful!

Works good, easy

Works good, easy to use

Love it

Great app.

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