Forest quality assessment based on bird sound recognition using convolutional neural networks

Nazrul Effendy, Didi Ruhyadi, Rizky Pratama, Dana Fatadilla Rabba, Ananda Fathunnisa Aulia, Anugrah Yuwan Atmadja


Deforestation in Indonesia is in a status that is quite alarming. From year to year, deforestation is still happening. The decline in fauna and the diminishing biodiversity are greatly affected by deforestation. This paper proposes a bioacoustics-based forest quality assessment tool using Nvidia Jetson Nano and convolutional neural networks (CNN). The device, named GamaDet, is a portable physical product based on the microprocessor and equipped with a microphone to record the sounds of birds in the forest and display the results of their analysis. In addition, a Google Collaboratorybased GamaNet digital product is also proposed. GamaNet requires forest recording audio files to be further analyzed into a forest quality index. Testing the forest recording for 60 seconds at an arboretum forest showed that both products could work well. The GamaDet takes 370 seconds, while the GamaNet takes 70 seconds to process the audio data into a forest quality index and a list of detected birds.


Birds sound recognition; Convolutional neural networks; Forest quality index; Nvidia Jetson nano; Soundscape analysis;

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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