Planet Birdsong is a UK based charitable initiative devoted to engaging the greatest possible number of citizens with bird songs and calls, an international language that transcends geographical and species boundaries. Our initiative is multi-disciplinary, involving scientists, conservationists, musicians, educators and IT professionals.
With Isak Herman of the Cambridge University Computer Department we are creating games suitable for people of all ages and nationalities that enhance engagement of with bird vocalisations. We create lesson plans for primary and secondary schools in collaboration with James de Winter of Cambridge University Education department.
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 an article by Simon Barnes in The Spectator
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.