NFWF Grant Profile

Conservation Program(s):
Central Appalachia Habitat Stewardship Program
Project Title: Deploying Automated Acoustic Recorders to Monitoring of Bird Species within Dynamic Forest Restoration Blocks (PA)
University of Pittsburgh
Project ID:

Expand the use of automated acoustic recorders to monitor populations of golden-winged warbler, wood thrush, cerulean warbler, and four additional avian focal species, in two dynamic forest restoration blocks in Pennsylvania. Project will deploy 350 recorders in the 2023 field season, analyze the recordings utilizing machine learning and expert human listeners, and estimate species occupancy and abundance at each site using statistical models to validate investments in habitat enhancement.

Award Amount:
City of Pittsburgh, Oil Creek State Park, State Game Lands in Pennsylvania