Isoperla Bioacoustics Isoperla Wildlife Products

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Bioacoustics

Isoperla create bioacoustic devices and software that help survey and identify wildlife in the field using sound. We have been building elegant and effective solutions since 2007. We specialise in multi-variate statistics and automatic recognition of species. Our products include automatic identification and recording of bird songs and bat calls.


Automatic Recognition

Isoperla are experts in the applied use of multi-variate statistics. We reinvented wildlife field guides for the modern era with Automatic Recognition. Our software identifies species from sound picked out of the air using a microphone, a little like Shazam. The Times Newspaper called it an 'astonishingly sophisticated piece of software'. We were the first company in the world bring this technology to consumer devices.


Bird Song Id a short film by Isoperla on Vimeo.


Technology Experts

We specialise in solving complex problems with resource limited devices using analog and digital circuits enhanced with micro-computers such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Devices can talk to apps through bluetooth and web services using the internet. We have a comprehensive understanding of the hardware and software underpinning these technologies, and use a blend of agile and traditional techniques to build robust well architected products.



Current Products

The BirdSongId SSR1 is a bird recorder with automatic recognition on board. The device records and stores samples of bird song throughout the day. It analyses the recordings and lists the possible species along with percentage chances of the identification being correct. The device can be left outside to record without supervision and collected up to three days later.

The BirdSongId SSR1 costs £320 plus VAT.


Bird Song Id SSR1 bird recorder with automatic recognition


About Isoperla

Isoperla was formed in 2007 after receiving a regional innovation award in association with Bath Spa University and Bath University's Ventures Innovation Centre. The award was to create a new generation of wildlife identification products for resource limited devices using quantitative multi-variate statistics.

Isoperla were the world leading developers of wildlife apps between 2007 and 2016, selling around $1M worth through the app stores. Our wildlife apps are now sold by our good friends at Sunbird Images.






Media Articles

Review of Bird Song Automatic Recognition in the Daily Telegraph Newspaper Review of Bird Song Automatic Recognition in The Times Newspaper Review of Bird Song Automatic Recognition in Bird Watching Magazine
The Daily Telegraph The Times Newspaper Bird Watching Magazine
  • Review of Bird Song Automatic Recognition in the Daily Telegraph Newspaper
  • Review of Bird Song Automatic Recognition in The Times Newspaper
  • Review of Bird Song Automatic Recognition in Bird Watching Magazine