Bird’s iView

Felix Backhouse

Burnside High School
Christchurch
Felix Backhouse 2017 Birds iView


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Felix developed a system that uses drones and hyperspectral imaging to monitor bird populations. Organisations like the Department of Conservation and Forest & Bird currently use groups of people to do bird counts in a sample area to monitor populations. Given the quick-moving nature of birds, the fact many are camouflaged and the likelihood of human error, this system can be quite imprecise. Bird's iView is aimed at improving the count process and make it more precise and reliable.

Bird's iView won 1st place in Environment (Sponsored by A-Ward) and 2nd place in Senior Engineering (Sponsored by MIT), nice work Felix!