ChirpOMatic is the most advanced way to identify bird sounds - simply record a bird singing and ChirpOMatic will use the latest technology to identify it. Already successfully tried and tested in Europe, this first version of ChirpOMatic USA has an emphasis on backyard birds plus a selection of common birds from other habitats.

“Top of the pile of bird song recognition apps” - Bird Watching magazine

Although the technology behind ChirpOMatic is extremely complex, we have used our expertise in app development to make the app easy to use for everyone. You don't need to read a complicated manual, trim sound files, or understand sonograms to use ChirpOMatic. It works rather like Shazam® or SoundHound® do for music. When you hear a bird, quickly hold up your phone and start recording. The app analyses the sound, and shows you the top matches. You can compare your recording with the reference samples to check the identification. And if you don't have your phone with you, you can use your Apple Watch to record sounds for identification later.

The app can work wherever you are - if you don’t have internet or a mobile connection then the app analyses the sound on the device. And unlike other bird apps, our special Bird-Safe mode means that the app can be used without the risk of disturbing birds.

All your recordings are stored on your phone so you can listen to them again or share them with friends. You can help us improve the app by sending us the sound to use in training our system. The best recordings are posted (with your permission) on the Xeno-canto website, the world-wide resource for bird and bird sound research.

PLEASE NOTE! The app is designed to identify real live birds under natural conditions. If you test on recorded sounds, you need to play the sounds at a realistic volume and only test on birds that might be found at your location at this time of year.

What's New

Version 1.1.0

The app now identifies more birds, and many of the reference sounds have been improved to make it easier to match up with your own recording.

Thank you again to everyone who has sent recordings - they are much appreciated, please keep sending them!

Ratings and Reviews

Great idea


Sound recognition is sub par, good for beginning birder, not worth the price

Good idea, disappointing performance


The app is a fantastic idea, but it unfortunately has yet to correctly identify a single bird. It always suggests the same 3 or 4 birds - one being a raven, which not only has an extremely distinct call, but is not even present in my area. I am currently trying to get my money back for the app. I would consider re-downloading once the app is out of this apparent development phase, but I would definitely not pay money for it as it exists now.

Developer Response

Hello keighley81, you contacted us on Facebook to ask how to get a refund and I gave very precise instructions - it is very easy. You said that the app wasn’t working for you and I asked you to send us your recordings so that we check to see why they failed, and give advice on how to get better results. However, you rejected our offer of help in getting better results, you wanted a refund.

If anyone else gets poor results, please send us the recordings and we can find out why. It might be that the case on your phone is making a noise, or that the microphone that the app uses (not the one that the phone uses) is not working correctly.



This doesnt work as well I as I hoped. Takes too long to get going and was only accurate some of the times. Its a cute design but wish I wouldnt have spent $4.

Developer Response

Thank you for your review - we’re sorry that the app doesn’t work as well as you’d hoped. It would be very useful if you could send us some of your failed recordings so that we can find out why they failed, and try to put it right.


Spiny Software Ltd
201.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Spiny Software


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