Terra identifies backyard bird visitors by analyzing their songs

The Terra device (at right, behind bird) is currently on Kickstarter. Terra Project

The Terra device is powered by an electrical outlet via an extension cord

The Terra device is powered by an electrical outlet via an extension cord.  Terra Project

As an added bonus, the main device is capable of wirelessly communicating with optional smaller sensors that are deployed throughout the yard. These “sub-devices” measure and relay data on soil moisture, weather conditions and flooding (in case the user’s pond should overflow), all of which can be viewed on the app.

Should you be interested, Terra is presently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign. Assuming it reaches production, a pledge of US$145 will get you a device in your choice of two colors. The planned retail price is $179.

Whittle tells us that upon launch, the system ought to be able to identify the majority of birds in the US and Canada, and at least some in the UK. It should be increasingly capable of identifying others, as the technology is developed further.

You can see the system in use, in the video below.


Terra bird identification system
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