More than half of U.S. bird species are threatened by climate change. There is a need for large-scale data collection on songbirds both in the U.S. and in remote regions of the world. Documenting the activity of songbirds remains a challenge, given the high cost of accurately collecting and storing song data. While there are options for affordable and high-quality microphone systems on the market, there is a need for a system that will autonomously detect, store and report bird song from its environment.
Students who join this MDP project will develop an automatic system to detect, record, store and upload the birds’ songs, with the goal of creating one that is also suitably robust for outdoor deployment (e.g. low cost and battery operated)
More Information: 2017-BackyardBrains
Students who successfully match to this project team will be required to sign the following two documents in January 2017: