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Young birdwatcher gear guide

Birdwatching is a wonderful hobby that allows us to connect with nature, observe beautiful creatures, and learn about the diversity of the world around us. For young, curious birdwatchers, it can be an especially rewarding experience. And having the right tools can make all the difference in their ability to explore the world of birds.

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Create a live BirdNET-Pi dashboard using WordPress

In the footer of this website you’ll see a live leaderboard of the birds chirping in my backyard. These detections are made via my BirdNET-Pi station and submitted to BirdWeather. Let’s look at how it was created.

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Project: Track backyard birds on a digital counter

I’ve been going deep down the BirdNET-Pi rabbit hole over the last month. A BirdNET-Pi setup uses a Raspberry Pi computer and microphone to listen, ID, and log birds it hears 24/7. I came up with an idea to automatically show this count on some kind of digital counter. With this project idea in mind, I did research to find suitable parts to build and program it.


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.

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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.

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2022 Holiday Gift Ideas for Bird Lovers

There are many gift ideas for bird lovers of different kinds. Whether you’re looking for something small and affordable, like a bird-themed mug or keychain, or something more extravagant, like a bird feeder or birdhouse, there’s something for everyone. So why not surprise the bird lover in your life with a thoughtful and unique gift that shows how much you care about their passion for birds?


How to remove noise from bird photos

I researched online for content related to bird photo editing and came across a recommendation for TopazLabs’ DeNoise AI. This software does some magic and removes a lot of noise from photos without getting that muddy watercolor effect.