Date: 2/1/18 9:24 pm
From: Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...>
Subject: Re: [nfc-l] How do we know NFCs?
Thanks for sharing this Jay, that was a great read.

To me, an exciting current development is the application of modern machine
learning tools to get algorithms ("apps") for automatically classifying
NFCs. There is some great work on this from the BirdVox people at NYU +
Cornell; see: https://wp.nyu.edu/birdvox/

Hopefully the development and distribution of such software will encourage
more people to get into the NFCs business.

As a Californian I'm also interested in the current insights about the east
versus west difference in NFCs in the USA.

Wim van Dam
Solvang, CA

On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 5:47 PM, Jay Withgott <withgott...> wrote:

>
> Hi everyone — and thanks, Ted, for giving me an excuse to dredge up this
> oldie-but-goodie of an article, from the Dec. 2002 issue of Birding.
> Sixteen years ago, yeah, sheeesh — guess that makes us old-timers now, Ted.
>
> Attached is a PDF of the article, and also attached is a low-res copy of
> Julie Zickefoose’s wonderful BB Cuckoo art for the cover of that issue.
>
> Definitely takes me down memory lane. I’d be interested to hear people’s
> thoughts on what has changed and what has stayed the same since this
> ancient 2002 status report!
>
> Jay Withgott
> Portland, OR
>
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> On Jan 31, 2018, at 6:21 AM, Ted Floyd <tfloyd...> wrote:
>>
>> Jay Withgott?
>>
>> You out there?
>>
>> Could you post a PDF of your fine article in *Birding*, gasp, 16 years
>> ago? (Feels like yesterday.)
>>
>> Best, --TF
>> ===================================
>>
>> Ted Floyd
>> Editor, *Birding* magazine
>> Managing Editor, *North American Birds*
>>
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>> On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 12:50 AM, Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> So as I'm starting to learn about NFCs the obvious question came to
>>> me: how do we know what we currently know?
>>>
>>> Do we typically infer ID features from daytime flight calls where we
>>> can visually verify our IDs? Or are night calls too different from
>>> daytime ones, meaning that we have/had to find other ways of matching
>>> calls with birds (netting, night time visual observations, etc)?
>>>
>>> Imagine somebody trying to get into NFCs in an unexplored part of the
>>> world. How does such a person start?
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>> Wim van Dam
>>> Solvang, CA (USA)
>>>
>>
>
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