Acoustic Apps

We invite you to take a look at these awe-inspiring citizen science apps. They use acoustic data to monitor wildlife activity and promote conservation. You will be amazed at what you can discover!


The Orcasound web app lets citizens listen to the sounds of killer whales on the northeast Pacific coast in real-time. They are able to label whale sounds heard and post their findings on the app’s database. Learn more

Norfolk Bat Survey

The Norfolk Bat Survey is led by the British Trust for Ornithology and uses acoustic data from bats to monitor their activity. Citizens are invited to record bat sounds which has led to a very detailed sound database. Learn more

Merlin Bird ID

Merlin Bird ID allows users of all levels to identify bird song, by listening to the birds around you and showing real-time suggestions for who’s singing! Some even call it the “Shazam for birds”.
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