Tonight, in the vicinity of the observatory atop Mount Pleasant, there will be
microphones set up for listening to calls of night migrating birds, a thermal
camera detecting and imaging their heat radiation, as well as live NEXRAD radar
for visualizing the migration over the broader region. Chris Tessaglia-Hymes
will be demonstrating the Cornell Bioacoustic Research Program’s spectrographic
analysis software called Raven for visualizing and helping identify short
songbird flight calls. We also plan to submit an eBird report for the evening.
The forecast is for mostly clear skies, temps dropping into the high 40s F, and
northerly winds 5-10 mph. It looks like a good migration night with steady
passage of songbirds and other species. The birds will likely be flying high
and difficult to hear by unaided ear, but the microphones should allow us to
tune into an amazing density of birds moving high above.
Each listening station can accommodate up to four listeners (8 total). Bring a
folding chair or two and your own headphones or earbuds if you have them.
Mt Pleasant Rd, Freeville, NY 13068
Dress warmly, bring a blanket, flashlight, hot tea, etc.
Please be respectfully quiet while near others who are listening to the
Also, please be careful parking along side of Mt. Pleasant Road, and bring a
flashlight to aid walking in the dark.
See you tonight!
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