leaderboard with kingbird


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.

Jeff with row bird rover

Education, Science

Orientation for the Golden-Cheeked Warbler survey

I recently visited the birdfeed store and chatted with an employee there about birds (naturally). She asked if I’ve been to the Albert and Bessie Kronkosky State Natural Area. She mentioned they are doing a Golden-cheeked Warbler survey on the land and they need volunteers.

green jay looking down from tree

Birding Summary

Choke Canyon birding festival

This morning, a few friends and I made the hour drive away from San Antonio to visit Choke Canyon State Park for their Birding Festival. We’ve never been to Choke Canyon before, so we were excited to check it out and meet some nice folks.

MQTT dot matrix bird counter

Entertainment, Guides

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.

oh chickadee mcsea books

Book Reviews

Book review: Oh, Chickadee

I’m an avid birder, everyone knows that… but what most don’t know is that I will soon be a parent, too. Oh, Chickadee flies in at the right time.


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.

leading a bird walk at the park

Events, News

Event: Free San Antonio Bird Walk – Pleasanton Trailhead 11/21/32

I’m leading a free bird walk for Bexar Audubon this Saturday at 8AM at the Pleasanton Trailhead.

This bird walk will start at Pleasanton Trailhead and go along the edge of Mitchell Lake and will give birders a chance to see forest birds, field birds, and water birds. Participation is open to all and no experience is required.