Media cover project seeking to identify, count birds with AI technology, the Bangor Daily News and picked up a University of Maine press release highlighting efforts to develop technologies that can locate colonies of nesting birds and capture images with cameras mounted in unmanned aerial vehicles. Cynthia Loftin, associate professor of wildlife ecology, and Roy Turner, associate professor of computer science will collaborate to develop artificial intelligence (AI) technologies that use the aerial photos to determine the number and species of birds in environments that are challenging to access, such as offshore islands and inland rookeries.