News

  • Morepork/ruru in Karaka Bay

    Automatic algorithms developed by The Cacophony Project have been used to find recordings of Morepork in Karaka Bay and Centennial Park.
  • Updated Bird Monitor and Sidekick apps.

    Two Android apps developed by the Cacophony Project have recently been updated: the Bird Monitor and Sidekick apps. Bird Monitor At the heart of t...
  • Cacophony Index back processing now complete

    We started calculating Cacophony Index values for each bird recording back in December. A few weeks ago we made the Cacophony Index accessible usin...
  • You can now see your Cacophony Index

    As promised, the fantastic engineers at The Cacophony Project have released the first version of the Cacophony Index and you can now have a look at...
  • Software updates - November 2019

    The Cacophony team now have a weekly release cycle where new software is released to a test environment and tested software is released to producti...
  • Bird monitors can use battery packs now

    The power bank enabler is now available for sale, allow you to use power banks with your bird monitor, and a smaller, lower cost solar option.
  • Automatic bird detection is coming

    We have a new machine learning engineer working on a Cacophony Index, automatic speech detection and automatic bird classification
  • Record your five-minute bird counts

    5 minute bird counts are a popular way of monitoring forest birds. One of the problems with these is that they are sensitive to the hearing abiliti...
  • New search and video viewing interface and data export

    This week we have released a new version of our search interface, tidied up our page for viewing videos, fixed a few errors and created an easy way...
  • Longer battery life and cheaper solar for Bird Monitors coming

    The intention of this article is to give you a little bit of insight into what's coming up for the Bird Monitor and into our development process. C...
  • First morepork automatically identified

    Tim Hunt is a lecturer at the Centre for Information Technology at Wintec.  Tim has done a lot of work on the software for the Bird Monitor and rec...
  • Software updates

    The team at The Cacophony Project are constantly developing the products they are working on. They currently have a team of 3 paid engineers and ha...