Shiga Nature Education Park, Shiga Heights, Nagano
Cyberforest (University of Tokyo), Shinshu University Institute of Nature Education in Shiga Heights (Shiga Nature Education Park, Nagano). Shiga Highland Biosphere Reserve.
Secondary forest at 1600m in the Shiga Highlands.
24 hour live stream since 2011. Part of the cluster of microphones by Kazuhiko Nakamura, Kaoru Saito and colleagues as part of the Cyber Forest research project at the University of Tokyo.
The project comprises real time stereo sound transmission, data logging and public engagement, with phenological research and citizen science.
Sounds from these sites can be heard on the Locus Sonus soundmap. Logs over many years can be accessed at the Cyberforest project page.
In an annual remote bird census, ornithologists listen in pairs to the live streams around dawn, communicating by IRC chat to log the species and estimate the numbers of birds they hear. The census moves from one site to the next each day.
The annual bird census joins the Soundcamp festival at 21:00–21:30 UTC+1. To take part please visit : https://u-tokyo-ac-jp.zoom.us/j/88033036265?pwd=TDg3VWV0aFpxUG1yS1dGeUFocXJ5dz09
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