Fw: Swift parrots & AI - call recordings please

To: Canberra Birds <>
Subject: Fw: Swift parrots & AI - call recordings please
From: Debbie Saunders via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Sat, 1 May 2021 01:01:52 +0000
For anyone collecting bird calls following my previous request, I have set up a folder on Google drive so that you can easily uploaded them, so let me know and I'll send you an invite to access it. Thanks!

There is a nice mix of adult and juvenile birds at Callum Brae, zooming between the birdwatchers, with up to 39 birds counted today. Almost hitting birdwatchers in the head at times! I suspect they may be roosting up on the ridge behind Callum Brae - would be great if someone could find where it is since multple flocks often gather at roosts and the best counts can be done too.

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From: "Debbie Saunders via Canberrabirds" <>
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Sent: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 at 10:36 pm
Subject: [Canberrabirds] Swift parrots & AI - call recordings please
It's so exciting to have such magnificent views of Swift parrots this year! There are such brilliant photos and videos being shared, but I also have a special request:

Can everyone who visits the site also please capture as many sound recordings of them as possible?

I am working on a project with some artificial intelligence specialists to develop an algorithm to detect and automatically report Swift Parrots within key habitats. This would then enable us to better monitor for this species even when people may not be around, such as in areas like the western slopes & south coast of NSW.

Ideally we'd like raw wav files, but any recordings are better than none. If you have nothing else, simply record them on your phone using an app.

Thanks so much! We need a LOT of data to make it as good as possible and to be successful.

Kind regards

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