The Cacophonometer is the easiest way to measure how bird populations are changing. This device makes periodic sound recordings and uploads them to the cloud via wifi, noting the time and location. These recordings will be analysed to detect the volume of birdsong and how it changes over time, giving you an objective measure of the impact of predator control or reforestation.
This product includes:
- an Android phone which runs the Cacophonometer software
- a waterproof case
- an external microphone
- a year of cloud storage
The Cacophonometer will need to be connected to a mains power supply and within range of a wifi network to upload the recordings. Alternatively you can insert a SIM card and it will upload the recordings if it has cell coverage. If there is no connectivity the Cacophonometer can store 3 month's of recordings which will then be uploaded when the device connects to the internet. This storage time can be increased to a year if a 32Gb card (not included) is installed.
It may take a few weeks to ship once you have ordered your Cacophonometer.
This device has been developed by the team at The Cacophony Project. A proportion of the proceeds will be be donated to this not for profit group to further develop their technologies and help make New Zealand predator free.