The challenges of recording birds

When you go out to make bird recordings, you become keenly aware of all kinds of noise you never noticed before. If you live in or near a city, you’ll find no shortage of noise sources.

south padre island birding and nature center sign

Birding Summary

A rare visitor at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

We spent the weekend in South Padre Island, a small barrier island off the west coast of Texas. I decided to visit the Birding and Nature Center located on the southern end of the island and found a reported rare visitor, the “Mangrove Warbler.”

Sound Devices MixPre3 II with a shotgun microphone

Gear Reviews, Reviews

Recording birds with the MixPre-3 II

I recently upgraded from the Zoom H4N to the Sound Devices MixPre-3 II recorder for my bird recording hobby. This post is from the casual hobbyist perspective and will give share my initial experience with the device and a few recordings I’ve captured.

Inside of birdnet pi outdoor box

Guides

Fun Raspberry Pi project: Identify backyard birds 24/7

Have you ever wanted to know what birds you hear at home? You can use BirdNET-Pi on your Raspberry Pi with a small microphone to record and ID birds 24/7. I’ve been curious about this project for a while and decided to take the plunge.