Planet Birdsong is a UK based charitable initiative devoted to engaging the greatest possible number of citizens with the wonderful world of bird songs and calls.
Bird vocalisations are an international language that transcends geographical and species boundaries. Planet Birdsong uses mobile devices and data collection to connect people with the natural world. We cross the boundaries between countries along migration routes to deliver maximum conservation value. Our initiative is multi-disciplinary, facilitating communication between scientists, conservationists, musicians, educators and IT professionals.
We collaborate with Isak Herman at the Cambridge University Computer Department to create games that enhance the engagement of a wide variety of people with bird vocalisations. We create lesson plans for primary and secondary schools in collaboration with James de Winter of Cambridge University Education department. We are adapting these tools for international use.
Click here to watch a short BBC documentary about Planet Birdsong and its founders Peter and Liz Cowdrey.
Visit http://bioacoustic.games/ to learn more about Isak Herman’s games. Android users can download versions of some games and try them out. Let us know what’s you think.
Click here to see a lesson plan and powerpoint for schools workshops, developed in collaboration with James de Winter at the Cambridge University Education Department.
Click here to read Peter Cowdrey's Blog.
Click here to read an article by Simon Barnes in The Spectator about an event connecting land managers with birdsong.
We are in the final year of a three year Heritage Lottery Funded residency in Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, part of the AONB’s Wild Watch programme www.nidderdaleaonb.org.uk/wild-watch.
Click here to read more, or go to https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvwg6tm3OXA to watch a trailer for a film by Sunny Moodie about the project. This film will be premiered at New Networks for Nature in York on October 31st 2019.
Click here to book for our Birdsong weekend at Asthall Manor in Oxfordshire on June 14th-16th 2019