I never knew BirdWeather existed. I am quite amazed but also a little dazed and confused.
If you explore the the map on the BirdWeather Website, the latest detection across the map flash up on the screen. There are also live sound streams from some stations including one in the UK, the USA and Europe. I am currently listening to somewhere in Florida, hearing aircraft noise, boat noise, someone talking and some indistinct bird vocals - every now and then the map says that Yellow-rumped Warbler has been detected from the recording (although I can't seem to see anything special on the live sonogram).
By the look of it the PUC is a monitoring station with built-in mics and sensors, which has wi-fi and bluetooth technology. I presume that the intention is that [stop press Caroline Wren now calling in at the Florida station] you create a permanent station and add to the network.
My main issue is how is the AI engine fed? Are the analysed sounds positively ID'd by the autonomous stations fed back into the AI system, and if so how are false ID's weeded out? There have been at least two threads on how Merlin quite regularly makes clangers and from my experience of BirdNet it is far from infallible. If these errors were automatically submitted, I can see that the integrity of the BirdNet system could be degraded rather than improved over time.
The pics of the device do not make it look very secure for a permanent install, so perhaps one for a private and secure location - I think I would prefer a fixing plate for screwing in place or for tethering the device in place using a cable lock (as per WildLife Acoustics recording devices). I am not sure I like the tripod mount option, which seems more in keeping with something meant to be lugged around rather than a permanent station.
Unfortunately my garden backs on to a main road and is very noisy, so I don't think I will be setting up one at home - and to be honest, I don't think anyone would get much please or amusement listening to my back yard!
If I had a better location, then before changing my mind, I would also like to resolve my concerns over potential false ID's, as I would be nervous of automatically uploading potential junk to an AI system - Looking at the website there were 11 detection of Long-eared Owl from one site in the UK in the middle of the day, which seems rather unlikely and perhaps a case in point.
That said, It would be pretty cool if you could look at a station at an eco-lodge and see that a target species has recently been vocalizing each day, and whether the species tends to vocalize at a particular time.