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Anyone into Bird Watching also?
« on: August 01, 2022, 12:03:17 PM »
A friend showed this to me a few months ago. You take a Raspberry PI, hook up a microphone,
install some software on it, and you have a bird sound recognition device.

It's called BirdNET-PI and it is pretty cool. If you've tried the Merlin Bird ID app from Cornell University,
it's pretty much the same thing. It documents it all and analyzes all the sounds. Pretty cool if you ask me.

Here's a little bit about BirdNET-PI  https://cnyweather.com/BirdNET.php

This is real time recognition of the birds in my back yard. http://birdnet.cnyweather.com
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Re: Anyone into Bird Watching also?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2022, 03:42:15 PM »
Wouldn't they eat the pi and scatter the raspberry seeds?


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Re: Anyone into Bird Watching also?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2022, 07:57:07 PM »
That looks like a good thing for my unused Pi.

We just got in to bird feeders in back yard since.the dogs passed away.

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Re: Anyone into Bird Watching also?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2022, 05:51:40 AM »
Here's all the info on it

https://birdnetpi.com/
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Re: Anyone into Bird Watching also?
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2022, 07:24:23 AM »
I need to set that up. It's quite interesting looking at the data charts to see time of day activity. Grackles come earlier than Blue Jays. Mourning Doves are more of an evening visitor.

I was browsing a site just around 400 km from me. We should get relatively similar visitors with certain differences due to the other one being close to the lake.

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Re: Anyone into Bird Watching also?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2022, 09:28:02 PM »
A friend showed this to me a few months ago. You take a Raspberry PI, hook up a microphone,
install some software on it, and you have a bird sound recognition device.

It's called BirdNET-PI and it is pretty cool. If you've tried the Merlin Bird ID app from Cornell University,
it's pretty much the same thing. It documents it all and analyzes all the sounds. Pretty cool if you ask me.

Here's a little bit about BirdNET-PI  https://cnyweather.com/BirdNET.php

This is real time recognition of the birds in my back yard. http://birdnet.hopto.org/

THis looks neat. Thanks for finding it!

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Re: Anyone into Bird Watching also?
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2022, 09:42:56 PM »
Sounds great! How much ram does the Pi 4 need to operate the software? Looks like it will be awhile before I can get one, they are out of stock everywhere.

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Re: Anyone into Bird Watching also?
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2022, 03:17:33 AM »
Bird watching? No, but 2 white storks (and their new 3-4 chicks every year) live on my property so I see them every day until they fly back to ME and probably all the way to SA from there. Interesting creatures :)
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Re: Anyone into Bird Watching also?
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2024, 08:46:57 PM »
Looking for help setting up Birdnet-pi. I am not fluent with raspberry pi software. I have the version 4B and have set up the operating system and downloaded the birdnet software and can load the webpage. I am trying to use a rtsp audio feed from a webcam, but have not had much luck. The rstp address works fine when tried on VLC, so I know that part works.

Added the rstp address to the bird net settings, but not sure what to do next to get that audio into birdnet. Is there something I have to program within the pi 4B for the audio to work?

Any assistance would be much appreciated. I had no luck looking through the birdnet community forum and any detailed instructions are scarce.

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Re: Anyone into Bird Watching also?
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2024, 12:46:49 PM »
I've had my birdnet up and running for a good number of months now. Works well with a USB soundcard + microphone, though I did have to put the USB soundcard on a powered hub, otherwise there were lots of artifacts from the USB packet rate on the recorded sound.
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