Isoperla Bioacoustics Isoperla Wildlife Products

Bringing people together with nature

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 mobile age 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 on Android and iOS platforms through Bluetooth. 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.



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.









Legacy Products




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 (Mullen & Pohland).


TreeId: British Tree Identification WildFlowerId: British Wild Flower Identification ButterflyId: British Butterfly Identification BirdId: Bird Identification BirdSongId: Bird Song Identification MushroomId: British Fungi Identification HerptileId: Amphibian and Reptile Identification
Tree Id Wild Flower Id Butterfly Id
Bird Id
Bird Song Id
Mushroom Id
Herptile Id

  • TreeId: British Tree Identification
  • WildFlowerId: British Wild Flower Identification
  • ButterflyId: British Butterfly Identification
  • BirdId: Bird Identification
  • BirdSongId: Bird Song Identification
  • MushroomId: British Fungi Identification
  • HerptileId: Amphibian and Reptile Identification


Here are a few press articles about us:

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