News tagged with cornell lab of ornithology

New website can identify birds using photos

In a breakthrough for computer vision and for bird watching, researchers and bird enthusiasts have enabled computers to achieve a task that stumps most humans—identifying hundreds of bird species pictured in photos.

dateJun 04, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Bird ranges shift north, but not as fast as climate

(PhysOrg.com) -- As warmer winter temperatures become more common, one way for some animals to adjust is to shift their ranges northward. But a new study of 59 North American bird species indicates that doing so is not easy ...

dateMar 28, 2012 in Ecology
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What's that bird? Check your smart phone

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has released a free iPhone app to help people identify 285 birds in North America. Created with support from the National Science Foundation, the app asks just five questions, then displays ...

dateJan 15, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Warmer temps push tropical birds up and off mountains

(Phys.org) —Many tropical mountain birds are shifting their ranges upslope to escape warming temperatures, but tropical species appear to be more sensitive to climate shifts than species from temperate regions, report Cornell ...

dateFeb 19, 2014 in Ecology
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