Automatic bird monitor
Automatic bird monitor
Automatic bird monitor
Automatic bird monitor

Automatic bird monitor

Regular price (ex GST)
$299.00
Sale price
$299.00
ex GST
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The 2040 Bird Monitor (also known as the Cacophonometer) is the easiest way to measure how bird populations are changing. This device makes periodic sound recordings everyday and uploads them to the cloud, noting the time and location. These recordings will eventually 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 Bird Monitoring software
  • a waterproof case
  • an external microphone
  • a year of cloud storage

The Bird Monitor can be powered by

  • a mains power supply,
  • solar (solar panels sold separately),
  • or a battery - the internal battery will last about a week

If the Bird Monitor is within range of a wifi network it will automatically upload the recordings to the cloud. Alternatively you can insert a Spark SIM card and it will upload the recordings if it has cell coverage. If there is no connectivity the Bird Monitor 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.

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Download the 2040 Bird Monitor operating manual

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 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.