A New Investigation!

February 9, 2021

We’re launching the next Bird Cams Lab investigation, Cornell Feeders Live, and you’re invited!

Join us to watch the Cornell FeederWatch cam, located just outside the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and learn more about the birds that visit the feeders.

A male pileated woodpecker is in the middle on a suet feeder and a male northern cardinal is perch below and to its left looking up. There is a feeder table with seeds below the pilated woodpecker, a feeder tue to its left, and other animal critter feeders hung around the edges of the screenshot.A male Pileated Woodpecker perches on a feeder with a male Northern Cardinal looking on.

For this investigation, we’ll work together to identify what question we want to answer and then collect data in real time as we watch the cam. Everyone is welcome–no prior experience or knowledge is necessary.

Before you get started, we ask that you help us by taking a survey. We want to hear about any previous experiences you’ve had participating in Bird Cams Lab to help us better understand how your participation might affect learning. As a thank you, you’ll be entered to win a bundle of Cornell Lab prizes (including free access to ANY Bird Academy course!) if you take the survey by Friday, February 12.


We’ll let you know when we start the investigation the week of February 22. In the meantime, we invite you to take part in the on-going data collection for the Battling Birds: Panama Edition investigation. Many of you already have, but if you haven’t we don’t want you to miss out on the fun! Collect data today.