Discover the Haikubox, an AI-powered bird ID station by Loggerhead Instruments. In this comprehensive review we’ll explore its build quality, installation process, app features, bird detections, and more. Enhance your birdwatching experience with this reliable and user-friendly device.
Bird identification through bioacoustic monitoring is an exciting field with numerous technological advancements. In this comparison showdown, we’ll be taking a closer look at three popular bioacoustic bird identification stations: BirdNET-Pi, Haikubox, and Birdweather’s PUC.
I’ve been a big fan of the Bird Buddy smart bird feeder since I received it in late-November 2022. It’s been a solid smart bird feeder, but it’s not without its faults.
A clone competitor company, AUXCO, provided me with their product. Let’s honestly see how they compare.
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.
In what I can only describe as “computer vision” the way Canon’s new mirrorless cameras can focus on subjects is truly impressive. The new Animal Eye Autofocus feature detects the eye on an animal subject and locks its focus onto it as it moves through the frame. Rather than being restricted to limited focal points it can detect and focus on subjects all throughout the frame. It’s not perfect, and certainly works better under some conditions rather than others
My desire for a binocular harness really just stemmed from the fact that I thought they looked cool on other people. I asked fellow birders what their purpose was, they said it was to take the weight off your neck and to keep the binoculars from swinging around too much.
With more and more people carrying cameras with them everywhere, ‘digiscoping’ has increased in popularity. Digiscoping is the practice of pointing a phone camera or digital camera through a pair of binoculars or a spotting scope to increase the zoom and take photos of birds that are really far away.
Trying to do this by holding your phone up to a scope or binoculars is very difficult and tedious. It often requires the cooperation of two people: one to hold the camera and position it properly, and the other to find…