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Songbird MDP Team
Anusha Joshi
Cedric Bernard
Jun Luo
Xiaoran Peng
Yifan Zhang
MDP 2017
Climate change is affecting all of the natural world, and the habitat and survival of many species of birds are being threatened. In order to understand the effects of climate change on birds, it is crucial to record and track songbird activity. The goal of this project is to develop a system that can correctly identify the songs of eight common and local birds of Michigan. This device will record the bird song and relevant environmental information. In doing so, we must consider and further define our goals for power usage, connectivity, longevity, and cost. Our ultimate goal is to create a product that can automatically report this data and is suitable for deployment in nature spanning weeks or months. Our highest level stakeholder, Backyard Brains, hopes that their investment will help us learn more about the behavior of songbirds and the broader implications of climate change.

Anusha Joshi

University of Michigan

Master student in Electrical Computer Engineering, Class of 2019

Cedric Bernard

University of Michigan

Undergraduate student in Computer Science Engineering, Class of 2021

Jun Luo

University of Michigan

Master student in Electrical Computer Engineering, Class of 2019

Xiaoran Peng

University of Michigan

Master student in Electrical Computer Engineering, Class of 2019

Yifan Zhang

University of Michigan

Undergraduate student in Computer Science, Class of 2019

MDP 2017

Special thanks to 2017 songbird team:

Raghu Arghal

Weifong Chou

Matthew Price

Abhinav Reddy

Zachary Robinson

Yuan Tian

Jessica Yan