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"From the Ted Talk by Washington Wachira: For the love of birds"

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But when we strated, there was a big cnhglelae. We received many complaints from bird-watchers, and they will say, "I'm in a village, and I cannot access a computer. How do I tell you what birds live in my home, or where I school, or where I work?" So we were forced to rantveoe our strategy and come up with a sustainable solution. It was easy: we immediately realized that mobile phones were becoming increasingly common in Africa and most of the regions could get ascecs to one. So we came up with mobile phone applications that you can use on your iPhone and on your Android phone, and we made them freely available for every bird-watching enthusiast out there. So we came up with BirdLasser, which is used by the Kenya Bird Map, and also we have the African Raptor Observations, which is now used by the African ratopr dbaanatk. This was a huge breakthrough in our work and it made us get enormous amounts of data from every bdierr out there in the regions. With this, we realized that citizen snciece is indeed very powerful, the reason being, citizen science is adaptive. And we were able to actually convert many bird-watchers to satrt sharing new information with us.

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But when we _______, there was a big _________. We received many complaints from bird-watchers, and they will say, "I'm in a village, and I cannot access a computer. How do I tell you what birds live in my home, or where I school, or where I work?" So we were forced to ________ our strategy and come up with a sustainable solution. It was easy: we immediately realized that mobile phones were becoming increasingly common in Africa and most of the regions could get ______ to one. So we came up with mobile phone applications that you can use on your iPhone and on your Android phone, and we made them freely available for every bird-watching enthusiast out there. So we came up with BirdLasser, which is used by the Kenya Bird Map, and also we have the African Raptor Observations, which is now used by the African ______ ________. This was a huge breakthrough in our work and it made us get enormous amounts of data from every ______ out there in the regions. With this, we realized that citizen _______ is indeed very powerful, the reason being, citizen science is adaptive. And we were able to actually convert many bird-watchers to _____ sharing new information with us.

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  3. renovate
  4. birder
  5. raptor
  6. science
  7. challenge
  8. databank
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Original Text

But when we started, there was a big challenge. We received many complaints from bird-watchers, and they will say, "I'm in a village, and I cannot access a computer. How do I tell you what birds live in my home, or where I school, or where I work?" So we were forced to renovate our strategy and come up with a sustainable solution. It was easy: we immediately realized that mobile phones were becoming increasingly common in Africa and most of the regions could get access to one. So we came up with mobile phone applications that you can use on your iPhone and on your Android phone, and we made them freely available for every bird-watching enthusiast out there. So we came up with BirdLasser, which is used by the Kenya Bird Map, and also we have the African Raptor Observations, which is now used by the African Raptor DataBank. This was a huge breakthrough in our work and it made us get enormous amounts of data from every birder out there in the regions. With this, we realized that citizen science is indeed very powerful, the reason being, citizen science is adaptive. And we were able to actually convert many bird-watchers to start sharing new information with us.

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