Unless you’re an avid birdwatcher, you may rarely notice the birds that visit your garden. The launch of a new device called BirdieCamera hopes to change that.
BirdieCamera is a new AI powered bird feeder featuring a built-in infrared-sensing 8MP/2.5K motion detection camera to recognise over 10,000 species. A crowdfunding campaign is now live over on Indiegogo where you can preorder the device for the super early bird pricing of £115 ($159).
BirdieCamera was conceived due to remote working during the pandemic when the product designer noticed a bird with a unique pattern visiting his backyard regularly. From there, the BirdieCamera was developed to help the public learn more about the birds they live alongside.
Interaction with App
BirdieCamera comes with an app for Android and iOS so that there is never an opportunity to miss the birds in your backyard. The accompanying app features AI technology to identify over 10,000 species of birds around the world. Whenever the birds show up, it will push notifications to the phone for real-time viewing. Users may pick their most satisfying pictures and add them to the collection which can be showed to other bird lovers over the App.
BirdieCamera takes advantage of the Surveillance-grade camera with f2.0 Large aperture to deliver high-resolution pictures and videos. The infrared sensing gives timely notice to the birds shown up without disturbing or threatening them. Take birds’ habits into consideration, BirdieCamera uses ultra-close focus to adjust the camera for near-focus scenes, and its night vision feature ensures clear vision from dawn to dusk.
Bird-friendly Style Feeder
BirdieCamera is designed to bring the most familiar experience to birds without stressing them. The semi-enclosed structure of the feeder can keep the birds out of the rain, and enable the birds to access the food easily. Made from renewable and environmentally friendly synthetic wood, BirdieCamera attracts the birds naturally with respect to their habits. The bottom trough help drain excess water and prevent the bird food from getting moldy. It takes the least amount of effort to take care of the feeder.
Product Designer Bill Lee said:
“We hope BirdieCamera can foster people’s connection with birds that visit their homes. If you didn’t know the lovely visitors before, you may take the chance to meet them now.”
Inspired by his own experience, Bill proposes that getting know the birds in people’s neighboring habitats allows them to appreciate the lovely creature and will encourage protective actions when needed.
BirdieCamera is also contributing to help protect the bird species by donating $1 of each device sold to local bird protection societies.
Entertainment Focus will have a full review of BirdieCamera in the near future. Check out the official BirdieCamera website for more information.