May 29, 2014

Birdsnap: A Digital Field Guide

[ Read the Article: New Birdsnap App Will Tell You If It Is A Crow Or Raven ]

Digital technology is about to add big data to the bird enthusiast’s traditional tools of binoculars and a field guide. Peter Belhumeur, a Columbia Engineering computer science professor whose app for recognizing leaves was launched in 2011, has now created Birdsnap, an electronic guide for identifying birds. Birdsnap uses the computer technology that can recognize human faces to identify 500 common birds in North America.

Credit: Columbia University, Office of Communications and Public Affairs

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