May 1st marks the start of the main collection period 2022 – The more people participate, the more valuable the results: with a free app, people all over the world record bird concerts, and become biodiversity researchers! On May 1, 2022, the main bird song collection period of the "Dawn Chorus" project will kick off once again: people all over the world are invited to record and share the chorus of morning bird song right on their doorstep, and by doing so, make an important contribution to biodiversity research, even without prior knowledge.
Just in time for the third round of recordings, Dawn Chorus – initiated by BIOTOPIA – Naturkundemuseum Bayern (Munich’s new natural history museum) together with the Foundation Art and Nature (formerly known as Stiftung Nantesbuch) – is now supported by a new project partner, the Bavarian nature protection organization Landesbund für Vogelschutz (LBV). The aim is to promote knowledge and awareness of bird species among the Bavarian population, and to attract many more potential participants. Starting this year, Dawn Chorus will also actively involve interested participants in the analysis of the data: through crowd-evaluated bird songs, the project seeks to create a basis for the development of artificial intelligence for future automatic species identification of the complex dawn chorus. In this way, the project creates a reliable database for science to investigate changes in species diversity due, for example, to changing climate and habitat conditions.
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