Navigating the App

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Welcome to the Bird Buddy app! 📸🐦

Soon this app will become your first-row seat to nature. One of its most exciting features is postcards: they contain videos and photos of birds that visit your Bird Buddy. Our bird-recognizing model then identifies the bird, and the photos and videos are stored in the Collections according to the species.

You can navigate through the main sections of the app by clicking on the five-tiled navigation bar with icons at the bottom of the screen. If you use your phone's "back button" (which is just a swiping gesture on some phones), it will take you to the previous screen in the app.

Main App Sections

In this introductory article, you can read some general information on all main sections of the Bird Buddy app, which are located in the bottom navigation bar.

  1. The Feed
  2. Collections
  3. BB Explore
  4. Birdbuddy TV
  5. Community Section
  6. Main Settings

More Help

For more details on features and instructions for specific actions within the app, explore the articles here:

👉Main App Features Guides

⚠️ Are you stuck or have you noticed a bug in the app? Please report it to our support team.


The Feed

Here's an overview of the key features you can expect in the feed section, which is marked on the navigation bar with a little mailbox icon.


  1. Collapsible Unopened Postcards Inbox:  This compact view ensures a neat, uncluttered layout and gives you more space to manage your postcards effectively. Simply click on the green button to reveal all postcards in the Inbox.

    👉Learn more about collecting photos and videos from postcards

  2. Species Preview: Each postcard contains photos and videos of birds taken by your Bird Buddy camera. Without needing to open it first, you can already see which bird species and how many photos and videos are waiting for you in the postcard.

  3. Postcard Disposal: The app allows you to discard any postcards without opening them first. If you're not interested in keeping a postcard, simply swipe left on the tile. This helps in maintaining a tidy inbox, especially when you're managing a large volume of postcards.

  4. Browsing Opened Postcards: The rest of the feed makes it easy to scroll through and revisit your opened postcards. Click on the opened postcard to visit the bird's profile, which contains the gallery of all your pictures of this particular species

  5. Separate Non-Bird Notifications View: All notifications unrelated to bird photos are located in a separate view within the app. This distinction ensures that your bird-watching activities remain uninterrupted while still keeping you informed about other updates, such as:

  • Prompts to update the firmware
  • Stay in the loop notification (enabling notifications directly from the feed) 
  • If you turn off notifications for a certain time frame, the feed will remind you when it's about to expire
  • Mystery visitors resolution notification (You can send unrecognized birds into our expert review, and once the results are available, you will be notified on the feed)
  • If your camera module is not placed inside the feeder, you will see a notification on the feed
  • If your Bird Buddy is running low on power, a notification will prompt you to start charging it
  • If you put your Bird Buddy into the off-gird mode, you will see a notification on the feed
  • When you share your account or accept a share code, the request and confirmation notifications will be visible on the feed


The Collections section is where you can view the profiles for each bird species you have unlocked in your postcards. To access the collections section, click on the (Collection_icon__1_.png) icon on the navigation bar.

Once you collect a photo of a bird species for the first time, this will unlock its bird profiles in your Collection. Every profile features interesting facts about the species, you can listen to their song and call and see where they usually live. In the profile, you can access your personal gallery of photos you saved from postcards. 

👉 Learn more about collections, profiles, and galleries here

BB Explore

Bird Buddy is setting up a unique network of feeders around the world, enabling you to connect and receive postcards from them. Whether it's the US or any other part of the world, we're on a mission to make bird watching more accessible than ever before. To access BB Explore click on the icon of the Earth () on the main navigation bar in our app. Read more about this feature by clicking here.

Main Settings

The main settings section lets you access your account settings, app settings, and bird feeder settings. To access the settings section, click on the (Settings_icon__1_.png) button on the navigation bar at the bottom of the app. From there, you can change your account information, application settings, and bird feeder settings. You can also adjust notification settings and other preferences. Swipe down on the screen to get the latest reading from the servers for the status of the feeder and the current percentage of battery charge.




Feeder settings
The feeder settings are accessed by clicking the tile with the feeder name. Read more about feeder settings here.

Account settings
You can access account settings by clicking on the button with the same name. Here you can change your username and delete your account.

Application settings

Access them by clicking on the button with the same name. Here you can change the app's language, enable or disable app sounds, enable or disable watermarking your pictures, and enable or disable notifications.


Birdbuddy TV & Community

More information

Click below to learn about the new exciting features that help you connect with fellow birders all over the world! 🌎

👉BirdBuddy TV

👉 Community section


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