Meet Haikubox

The smart device that brings you real-time alerts, recordings, and information about your birds.

The Haikubox Tech

Introducing Haikubox

How Haikubox Works

  • Listen

    To identify birds using sound, Haikubox uses BirdNET for Haikubox*, a proprietary neural net trained on thousands of bird recordings. Haikubox listens 24/7 for every bird song and chirp, sharing sound recordings, spectrograms like the one above, and data to the Haikubox app (iPhone and Android) and website.

  • Learn

    Haikubox owners see images of visiting birds, listen to their recorded songs, view spectrograms of each song, and learn when each vocalizing bird visits, offering clues about its migration and nesting patterns. The platform provides easy access to resources like eBird and All About Birds.

  • Contribute

    Every Haikubox owner becomes a community scientist within the Haikubox network, contributing invaluable data to global bird behavior mapping and climate change studies through a collaboration with the K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

  • Betsy

    We keep getting Cedar Waxwings on our Haikubox every day... What caught my eyes were all the leaves flickering. Had it not been for the Haikubox insisting that they are around, we would have missed them.

  • Andrea

    It was pretty cool during fall & spring migration. It alerted me to birds I hadn’t seen at the feeders yet and to watch for them.

  • Jim

    I have been submitting eBird checklists for my yard almost daily... and the Haikubox has been pretty much spot on with the IDs of the regular birds in my yard... it's not only a fun tool for backyard birding but an important contributor to research efforts.

Same Functionality, Different Subscription Types

These Haikubox models look a little different, but function in the same way and provide the same functionality with an active membership (subscription). Don't want to pay for an annual subscription for a few years? The Prepaid 5-year Membership model is for you. Want to pay-as-you-go for full functionality or looking for a free but basic plan? Choose either the Basic (with 3-week trial) or Annual Membership (1-year membership included - what a great gift!) model. For a detailed comparison, see this document.

Interested in a Haikubox with an Annual Membership?
Visit a Wild Birds Unlimited store for details and to purchase.

Customizable alerts when new or favorite birds are identified

Like this Osprey identified by a Haikubox named Tweety!

Learn more about bird alerts

Discover, Engage, and Share with the Haikubox App & Website

Discover vivid bird images, listen to and download your birds' recordings, track bird activity, set alerts, share your birds with family and friends, and even download your data using the Haikubox app and website.

Haikubox is supercharged birdwatching made easy.

Create a free account and see the birds Haikuboxes are identifying right now

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Easy Installation

Step 1

Plug it in

Using an outdoor outlet in a spot that receives strong WiFi, you'll never have to worry about changing batteries.

Haikubox Connect app allows customers to easily connect to their home's Wifi

Step 2

Connect to Wifi

The Haikubox Connect app (available for iPhone and Android) links Haikubox to your home's WiFi.

Song Sparrow spectrogram

Step 3

Listen and Learn

On the Haikubox website or phone app, listen to your birds, see when they visit, and view spectrograms of their songs.

WIRED Review 9/10

Read the WIRED Magazine review

"The Haikubox is one of the rare pieces of technology that actually increases your connection to the world around you, rather than cutting you off."

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*BirdNet for Haikubox: Copyrights @ 2021 by Cornell University. All Rights Reserved.