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 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: Stay Tuned for more on the Evening Grosbeak Road to Recovery Project

Coming Soon

CROSSBILL RECOGNITION MODEL

We are using machine learning algorithms 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
  • Lillian Stokes | Stokes Field 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

A big thank you to @ShaneSparg & @BirdLife_News for joining @hd_cement today & sharing their knowledge on #migratory #birds, and in particular how we can optimise quarry habitats to support such species. #training #partnerships https://t.co/e6RV38pw5B BirdLife_News photo
📷 WEBCAM WEDNESDAY! 📷

🦅 Check out our Spanish Partner @SEO_BirdLife's webcams where you can sneak a peek into the nests of spectacular bird species such as the Booted Eagle, Black Vulture and White Stork!

➡️ https://t.co/MADHa1doUg

📷SEO/BirdLife https://t.co/TtGJIukbdo
BirdLife_News photo

@IBIS_journal

@mongabay

The jaguar, the largest feline in the Americas, is facing serious threats.

Perhaps the most serious is the illegal trafficking of the animal for its fangs and claws.

In the last 21 years, jaguar populations have decreased by 25%.

#TradingtheWild https://t.co/A2he8oKCRH
Illegal mining inside Indigenous territories and conservation units in Brazil increased in area by 495% and 301% respectively between 2010 and 2020, a new report shows. https://t.co/l5jPW8xJ5k
Open-pit mining ban lifted in Philippine province, clearing way for copper project https://t.co/RiLmLjAYyE

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