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About Chirps

Can we use AI to connect people to wildlife while at the same time gathering important data on bird populations? That is the idea behind Chirps, a project developed by Satyan Sharma, Falk Van der Meirsch, and Tim Bauer, at Data Science Retreat Berlin.

Chirps is based on a neural network that has been trained on hundreds of hours of bird recordings from the Xeno-Canto database. Check out our github repository if you want to learn more about how it works.

Chirps currently works for 100 bird species common in central Europe. It can analyze your recordings and returns the 5 species it considers the best fit. Under good audio conditions, the correct bird is among the selection in 80% of cases. On average 59% of the top predictions are correct.

Included Species

For now Chirps is able to detect the following 100 species:

  • American Robin
  • Barn Swallow
  • Black Redstart
  • Black-headed Gull
  • Black-legged Kittiwake
  • Bluethroat
  • Blyth's Reed Warbler
  • Carrion Crow
  • Cirl Bunting
  • Collared Flycatcher
  • Common Blackbird
  • Common Buzzard
  • Common Chaffinch
  • Common Chiffchaff
  • Common Crane
  • Common Cuckoo
  • Common Firecrest
  • Common Grasshopper Warbler
  • Common House Martin
  • Common Nightingale
  • Common Quail
  • Common Redshank
  • Common Redstart
  • Common Reed Bunting
  • Common Rosefinch
  • Common Starling
  • Common Whitethroat
  • Corn Bunting
  • Corn Crake
  • Dunnock
  • Eurasian Blackcap
  • Eurasian Bullfinch
  • Eurasian Collared Dove
  • Eurasian Curlew
  • Eurasian Eagle-owl
  • Eurasian Golden Oriole
  • Eurasian Jay
  • Eurasian Magpie
  • Eurasian Nuthatch
  • Eurasian Reed Warbler
  • Eurasian Skylark
  • Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker
  • Eurasian Tree Sparrow
  • Eurasian Treecreeper
  • Eurasian Wren
  • Eurasian Wryneck
  • European Bee-eater
  • European Goldfinch
  • European Nightjar
  • European Pied Flycatcher
  • European Robin
  • European Serin
  • Fieldfare
  • Garden Warbler
  • Goldcrest
  • Great Reed Warbler
  • Great Tit
  • Greenish Warbler
  • Grey Catbird
  • Greylag Goose
  • Hawfinch
  • Hooded Crow
  • House Sparrow
  • Icterine Warbler
  • Lesser Kestrel
  • Lesser Whitethroat
  • Little Owl
  • Long-eared Owl
  • Long-tailed Tit
  • Marsh Warbler
  • Melodious Warbler
  • Mew Gull
  • Mistle Thrush
  • Northern Goshawk
  • Northern Lapwing
  • Northern Raven
  • Ortolan Bunting
  • Red Crossbill
  • Red-breasted Flycatcher
  • Red-eyed Vireo
  • Redwing
  • River Warbler
  • Rook
  • Sardinian Warbler
  • Sedge Warbler
  • Short-toed Treecreeper
  • Song Thrush
  • Spotted Flycatcher
  • Tawny Owl
  • Thrush Nightingale
  • Tree Pipit
  • Water Rail
  • Western Bonelli's Warbler
  • Western Yellow Wagtail
  • Whinchat
  • White Wagtail
  • Willow Warbler
  • Wood Warbler
  • Woodlark
  • Yellowhammer