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BirdNET-Pi Acoustic Bird ID Station

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The BirdNET-Pi overview page with a heat map of the day's detections


BirdNET-Pi is an acoustic bird identification station running on Raspberry Pi. It listens 24/7, identifies and logs the birds it hears using Cornell Lab of Ornithology's BirdNET neural analysis model.

The detections are logged in the system and are submitted to My station is configured to send Discord notifications when a new species is detected for the day.


My BirdNET-Pi station was launched in December 2022. As of March 2023, it is currently at 70,000 detections and counting.

Technical details

The BirdNET-Pi station is running on a Raspberry Pi 3B+. I built an outdoor enclosure for it and mounted it on the back of my house in the backyard.

Computing hardware Raspberry Pi 3B+, 4, or Le Potato
Cooling Heatsink + fan
Outdoor enclosure QILIPSU Hinged Cover
I/O ports (x2) CNLINKO USB 3.0 Connector
Microphone option #1 (USB) USB Microphone
Microphone option #2 (3.5mm + sound card dongle) Sound card + 3.5mm lavaliere mic
Installation method Installation guide