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Have You Ever Wanted to Know What Kind of Bird is Singing that Song?

Let The Cornell Lab of Ornithology tell you with their handy App.

Krista Bennett
3 min readApr 22, 2022


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Have you ever heard a bird singing and wondered what it was?

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Chemnitz University of Technology have teamed up and created an App to help you identify it!

The app is called BirdNET Bird Sound Identification.

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When you open the App, it opens with the above screen for a few seconds, then switches to the recording screen below.

When the recording screen comes up, you’ll see audio waves moving across the screen like this:

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The App will automatically start recording any sounds it hears, but hones in specifically on bird song.

In this instance, when the bird started singing, the yellow in the wavelengths become more…