Dark Ecology: BirdCast, BirdVox, and beyond
Our Dark Ecology initiatives showcase the future of bird migration research, highlighting a powerful partnership among ornithology, data science, and conservation.
The BirdCast project is dedicated to analysis of radar and eBird data for forecasting and analyzing regular (and irregular) movements of birds.
BirdVox focuses on advancing the field of machine listening, training computer models to detect and classify bird vocalizations as a means to expand the possibilities of large-scale acoustic monitoring of biodiversity. Together, these projects form a backbone of research with an ultimate goal of linking behaviors of individuals to movements of populations at scales ranging from local patches to hemispheres.