THE CROSSBILL PROJECT
A Research Collaborative

Purpose is to provide a stable, long-term home for Red Crossbill research over a broad front: field observations, recordings, assortative mating and call type delineation by sound and range. Provide information to the scientific community on the validity of call types and potential full-species separations for flight call types, geographically isolated populations (old world versus new world) etc. One purpose would be to serve as arbiters of flight call determination via audiospectrographic analysis and machine learning/AI for this worldwide complex.

227

Finch Species
Worldwide

60

Red Listed
Finch Species

41

Endangered or Extinct Finch Species

ABOUT FiRN

Mission: Dedicated to the study and conservation of finches and their habitats globally.

The Network: We want FiRN to be about you, and about the community and network of people that might want to be involved in a global research network interested in observing and studying finches. We hope to fund student projects. “The Crossbill Project” will be the flagship project of FiRN. We officially launched FiRN around Tyler Hoar’s Winter Finch Forecast September 20, 2020, and we hope to have as many of you, finch enthusiasts, hop on board and join in on the fun. It’s all about engaging with nature and the network!

ALL THE LATEST NEWS: The Rosy-Finch Project

Coming Soon

CROSSBILL RECOGNITION MODEL

We are using machine learning algorithms such as deep convolutional neural networks to develop tools for detecting North American Red Crossbill flight calls in audio recordings and classifying them to call type. The tools will be continually improved to accelerate crossbill research and teach citizen scientists about crossbill ecology.

FiRN PROJECTS

HOW YOU CAN HELP

GET TO KNOW US

SUPPORT & COLLABORATION

  • Tyler Hoar and Ron Pittaway | Finch Forecast
  • Weston Barker |FiRN Art
  • Lillian Stokes | Stokes Guides
  • Nathan Pieplow | Earbirding
  • Lance Benner | Pasadena Audubon
  • Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  • Jeff Groth | American Museum of Natural History
  • Jamie Cornelius | Oregon State
  • Thomas P. Hahn | UC Davis
  • Mark Robbins | U. Kansas
  • David Lindo | The Urban Birder
  • David Hines, M.D.
  • Craig Benkman | University of Wyoming

Art Work by Weston Barker

SCIENCE AND CONSERVATION NEWS.

@BirdLife_News

18 hours ago
💻 In case you missed it!

🆘 In this webinar we update on the urgent #bird trade crisis in Asia, the incredible work that is being done to combat it, and how you can help!

#STOPIllegalBirdTrade

➡️ https://t.co/DaOVMkRKH9
23 hours ago
“The silence around the value of intact forests can be deafening. We must make the chorus of voices defending their integrity and extolling their benefits as mighty as those for #restoration and tree-planting.”
Read @jllots on the protection of #forests.
https://t.co/L9ifZlxRPm
1 day ago
Did you know some #birds learn to recognize calls while still in their eggs? 🐦🎶🥚

➡️ https://t.co/WFO0oe2VhU

@IBIS_journal

14 minutes ago
The effect of local weather conditions and nest box location on the reproduction of the Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) in the farmland of eastern Poland https://t.co/TLBGryDlUe | @OrnisF | #ornithology https://t.co/6eiDPwtpLx IBIS_journal photo
27 minutes ago
#waderoftheday #13
BLACK-TAILED GODWIT
For young #waders #shorebirds, experiences in the first few weeks will have life-long consequences, potentially moulding new migration patterns for a species:
https://t.co/B4BR0d0OOe
More on blackwits at #IWSGconf
#ornithology #phenology https://t.co/SNA7ixqzAR
IBIS_journal photo

@mongabay

2 hours ago
“What I know is that hasn’t been made by Norway.”

Indonesia terminates agreement with Norway on $1 billion REDD+ scheme: https://t.co/Hy2PJurfAZ https://t.co/ytS0LjR243
mongabay photo
3 hours ago
The NGO that helped establish September 24 as #WorldGorillaDay — the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund — has learned a few important lessons for the conservation of gorillas and other species over the years: https://t.co/R93GmGQJ8r
4 hours ago
Traditional pineapple based #agroforestry system in Assam can mitigate climate change by integrating with REDD+, @MongabayIndia reports. https://t.co/RYBtx4SE4V

If you want to get in touch please feel free to email info@finchnetwork.yoursiteteam.com or call 607-345-7713.