Project properties

Title Bird detection via audiomoths
Group Wildlife Ecology and Conservation group
Project type thesis
Credits 36
Supervisor(s) Fred de Boer
Examiner(s) Prof dr F van Langevelde
Contact info fred.deboer@wur.nl
Begin date 2021/01/01
End date 2025/12/27
Description Audiomoths are nowadays frequently used to record birds sounds after which these sounds are automatically analyzed, generating a list of birds species that are present. This novel way of bird surveys may improve standardization of used methods, but might also be biased as birds that do not sing might be missed in these recordings and will therefore not be present in the generated bird species list. The topic of this thesis is to carry out bird recordings using a set of audiomoths and at the same time carry out standard bird survey, to compare the two methods, and to quantify bias of both methods. You should have experience with bird surveys and able to identify the Dutch species successfully.
[biodiversity; species distribution; miscellaneous]
Used skills Data analysis, Bird survey techniques
Requirements Ecological methods 1; Animal Ecology