Bird monitor updates
Bird tagging, Lake Hāwea Station and a trans-Tasman challenge
We've continued to make further improvements to our bird tagging software, including adding the ability to zoom in on the spectrum, change the colours, male/female and adult/juvenile attributes, more bird variants and non bird sounds, along with a host of bug fixes. This is very cool and easy to use.
If you are able to recognise bird calls, then I recommend tagging some of these recordings so we can use this data to build our automatic recognition algorithms. Our customer in Norfolk Islands has started tagging their recordings and we may be in a position where we have more tagged data for Australian than New Zealand. I'd like to throw down a trans Tasman challenge to see which country can do the best tagging for their birds.
We've also made it so you can search for recordings that are automatically tagged. This is also very cool. The algorithm does a pretty good job at finding those morepork calls.
I've created a video showing how to use all of these new bird tagging and search features to get started with your tagging. For those of you that prefer the written word, I have also updated the Bird Monitor manual
Finally, if you're interested, have a read of our account of installing Bird Monitors in the beautiful Lake Hāwea Station.