Bird Sounds

The Macaulay Library collection features sounds – bird sounds in particular. It was featured in the A.I. Experiments-series by google. Machine learning was used to organize Bird Sounds into an interactive visualization.

The website enables users to explore the bird sounds, which resemble each other in a visual way. The sounds were grouped using t-SNE, similar sounds are grouped closer together. A search button allows to pick out a special bird, an image also shows what the bird looks like. The video describes the project, which is a collaboration between computer scientists and ornithologists.

Bird Sounds