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

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 in time. “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 REDPOLL COMPLEX

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
  • Amur Bird Project
  • 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

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It's 8 days until #BigGardenBirdWatch! Robins ranked in 8th place in last years results - does anyone have any predictions on if their position will change this year? It's not too late to sign up to take part; https://t.co/CmOMkK7sUP 🐦👀🏡

📸 https://t.co/1WJ9rrUFNA https://t.co/x0ZdGjRSY1
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📢This morning the European Parliament is voting on a series of topics which will directly impact nature at sea! 🌊🐦

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A Red Knot that was ringed in Norfolk in 2001 has been recaptured in Guinea-Bissau some 19 years later: https://t.co/aYlFF5NZWH

@IBIS_journal

31 minutes ago
What a great thread this on the world's 🐧 species!

Here's a challenge to all you #ornithology #seabirds peeps out there: how about we add to this knowledge by adding links to your research articles? Can we get papers for all 18 species added? Get to it! https://t.co/IO51ulnyZD
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MEGA FACT THREAD ABOUT ALL 18 🐧 SPECIES: How well do you know your penguins? https://t.co/YEigflZwB1

@mongabay

8 hours ago
A single-celled organism that acts both as a plant and an animal has come to dominate wintertime algal blooms in the northern Arabian Sea. Mongabay-India https://t.co/7GYcvkny4W https://t.co/RM2AeCAnHg mongabay photo
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Remote sensing expert Robin Martin joins Mongabay’s board of directors – https://t.co/1bluukQPAL https://t.co/38zgxd6gQZ mongabay photo
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We spoke to @Gen_Belmaker at @mongabay about our research (with @DKreitmeir and @PaulRaschky) on activist killings and stock prices in the mining sector. https://t.co/KHzWSuKIcw

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