In this tutorial, I will explain how to create an iOS Scriptable widget that displays the bird visitors in your backyard. By combining data from a BirdNET-Pi station and BirdWeather.com, we can develop a fun widget that showcases the diversity of feathered friends that visit our gardens.
If you are fortunate, you may spend your vacations discovering new birds, but if not, you must fit birdwatching into any free time available in your travel schedule. Here’s what we found casually birding in Greece.
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.
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.
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.