Would-be birders are often stymied in their attempts to identify a particular species. As in, you can hear the bird but not see it, and even if you can remember the bird’s call when you get home, it’s a not easy to find a match among the dozens of calls on a bird call CD. Mark Berres, CALS assistant professor of animal sciences, developed an alternative: a smartphone app called the Wisconsin Bird Identification Database, which allows users to record bird songs and identify them remotely. The app transmits a portion of the recorded call to a remote server, where it will be compared to a bird call database. If there’s a match, the server will send back info on the bird along with an image. Berres describes the technology in this short video on the CALS YouTube channel.This entry was posted in Around CALS by . Bookmark the permalink.
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