Birdvox-Full-Night: A Dataset and Benchmark for Avian Flight Call Detection

Vincent Lostanlen, Justin Salamon, Andrew Farnsworth, Steve Kelling, Juan Pablo Bello

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Abstract

This article addresses the automatic detection of vocal, nocturnally migrating birds from a network of acoustic sensors. Thus far, owing to the lack of annotated continuous recordings, existing methods had been benchmarked in a binary classification setting (presence vs. absence). Instead, with the aim of comparing them in event detection, we release BirdVox-full-night, a dataset of 62 hours of audio comprising 35402 flight calls of nocturnally migrating birds, as recorded from 6 sensors. We find a large performance gap between energy-based detection functions and data-driven machine listening. The best model is a deep convolutional neural network trained with data augmentation. We correlate recall with the density of flight calls over time and frequency and identify the main causes of false alarm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages266-270
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781538646588
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 10 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2018 - Calgary, Canada
Duration: Apr 15 2018Apr 20 2018

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Volume2018-April
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Other

Other2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2018
CountryCanada
CityCalgary
Period4/15/184/20/18

Keywords

  • Acoustic signal detection
  • Audio databases
  • Ecosystems
  • Multi-layer neural network
  • Supervised learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Lostanlen, V., Salamon, J., Farnsworth, A., Kelling, S., & Bello, J. P. (2018). Birdvox-Full-Night: A Dataset and Benchmark for Avian Flight Call Detection. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2018 - Proceedings (pp. 266-270). [8461410] (ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings; Vol. 2018-April). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2018.8461410