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

4 hours ago
Some people may say terns look like the "sporty" version of seagulls... 💪
🎧 Learn more about the elegant Black Terns by listening to this @BirdNoteRadio podcast
➡️ https://t.co/X7XamCff6r
21 hours ago
⭐ The ban on the use of lead shots in wetlands finally came into force! This law will reduce the annual death of an estimated one million #waterbirds which currently die of lead poisoning in the EU, and halt the extreme poisoning of wetland wildlife!
➡️ https://t.co/h4eJv1Ar4C
1 day ago
This video marks a key milestone in our 35-year history, and highlights the importance of supporting and empowering future #ConservationLeaders.

Pls watch and RT, as only together can we inspire and nurture all budding conservationists around the world.

#WeAreCLP https://t.co/JQgN8sJkfz
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@IBIS_journal

@mongabay

8 hours ago
City survival tip for birds: Don’t be a picky eater, work on vocal range https://t.co/oppXrylSY9
10 hours ago
We’re killing those tropical trees we’re counting on to absorb carbon dioxide https://t.co/Z1I4VbQpQj https://t.co/H7vmsnMM3T mongabay photo
13 hours ago
“We want to fly the drone!" I yell over the buzz of chainsaws..."

Investigative report on deforestation for cocaine in Peruvian Amazon worth revisiting one year+ later featuring words by Chris Fagan & images by @jasonbhouston: https://t.co/AanmwEzVh2 https://t.co/pOIaRXXG8x
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If you want to get in touch please feel free to email info@finchnetwork.org or call 607-345-7713.