Weigh In On the Final Report For Battling Birds: Panama Edition
It’s hard to believe, but we are in the last phase of the Battling Birds: Panama Edition investigation: sharing findings! We’ve worked together to observe the Panama Fruit Feeder cam, come up with a research question, collect data, explore and analyze the data, and now we are ready to share what we've done with the...April 29, 2021
Help Our Video Win The Public’s Choice Award
First, a huge thank you to everyone who has reviewed the draft of the report for the Battling Birds: Panama Edition investigation. We’ve just started to look at your feedback and already see that the report will be improved thanks to your thoughtful comments, edits, and questions. While we work on that, we wanted to share...May 13, 2021
Cornell Feeders Live: About The Feeder
Cornell Feeders Live is a project co-created by cam viewers and scientists to answer two questions: (1) What is the daily visitation pattern of different species at the feeders? (2) How does weather affect the probability of different species visiting the feeders? Cam viewers collected data in real time from the Cornell FeederWatch cam, clicking a...May 24, 2021
Cornell Feeders Live: From Observations to Visualizations
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s FeederWatch cam gives us a window into the lives of birds seen at backyard feeders in the Northeast United States. While many of the species are considered common and well-researched, we can still make discoveries in the context of their behavior at a bird feeder. Back in February, the Bird Cams...May 26, 2021
What was the weather like during data collection for Cornell Feeders Live?
When we came together to figure out what to study with the Cornell FeederWatch cam, many people in the community were interested in the effects of weather. Several people shared their observations at their own bird feeders and their predictions for how weather would affect birds’ behavior at the feeder. “I would really like to see...May 27, 2021
Our STEM for All Video Won The Public Choice Award!
Thank you to everyone who voted for the video we submitted to the 2021 STEM For All Video Showcase, an annual showcase of projects aiming to improve STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) learning and teaching. In total, more than 2,700 people watched the video from around the world, and with your help... 🎉🎉 We Won The...May 27, 2021
We were almost always watching!
For two weeks, the Bird Cams Lab and Bird Cams community came together to tag data in real time from the Cornell FeederWatch cam. At the end of data collection, the community amassed over 120,000 observations of the eight study species visiting the feeding station: American Goldfinch, Black-capped Chickadee, Blue Jay, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Red-winged Blackbird,...June 1, 2021
Register For Live Webinar About The Cornell Feeders
Since we started the data exploration phase, more than 240 people have taken a look at the data collected in real time on the Cornell FeederWatch cam. We invite you to continue those conversations with us online, and then join us LIVE for a free webinar this Wednesday, June 16 from 4:00–5:00 P.M. ET. We’ll...June 14, 2021
Live From Bird Cams Lab: A Webinar About What Goes On At The Cornell Feeders
Go behind-the-scenes with Bird Cams staff to learn more about the Cornell FeederWatch cam and check out the data visualizations from the Cornell Feeders Live investigation. On June 16, 164 people tuned in for an engaging hour all about the Cornell FeederWatch cam. Bird Cams staff showed where the cam is located at the Cornell Lab...June 17, 2021
Birds Don’t Check The Temperature Before Visiting The Feeder
For the Cornell Feeders Live investigation, we have shared visualizations that highlight (1) the sampling effort (i.e., amount of time watched) and (2) when the study species visited the feeding station. This second set of visualizations helped us start to answer our first research question: What is the daily visitation pattern of different species at...June 22, 2021