Cornell Feeders Live: Data Exploration Is Around The Corner
Thank you to the 495 people who participated in the data collection phase, from tagging data to sharing your thoughts and questions on the Discussion Board. We’re excited to start digging into the incredible amount of data you collected: more than 120,000 observations! We’ll be seeking to answer two questions with this data: (1) What is...April 21, 2021
Cornell Feeders Live: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Answers to your questions about collecting data for the Cornell Feeders Live investigation. Click on any of the questions below to navigate to the answer. How do I create an account to collect data? How do I create an account to post on the Discussion Board? I'm not familiar with the species. Can I still participate? ...March 23, 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
Data Collection Is A Wrap For Battling Birds: Panama Edition!
Over 1,000 volunteers finish collecting data ahead of schedule! We’re super excited to announce that Battling Birds: Panama Edition finished collecting data last week. We were completely taken by surprise because we had estimated that data collection would finish this week. The early completion of data collection was made possible by the 1,346 people who completed 134,848...February 22, 2021
Data Collection Takes Off!
Last week marked the beginning data collection for Battling Birds: Panama Edition on Zooniverse, and we’re thrilled by the turnout so far. On Thursday, 446 people tuned in for a live conversation about the project with Bird Cams Lab staff (watch the recording here), and now we've kicked data collection into high gear! As of this...February 5, 2021
Deciphering the Battling Birds: Panama Data
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Panama Fruit Feeder cam gives us a window into the tropical forests of Panama and the birds that reside there. While many of the species seen on the cam are well known (and colorful), there isn’t much known about how these birds relate to each other in the context of...March 22, 2021
Dig Into The Data From Battling Birds: Panama
Explore the data collected by over 1,000 volunteers. Thanks again to everyone who collected data for Battling Birds: Panama Edition. Since the end of data collection in February, we’ve been working with volunteer programmer Peter Mason to extract the data from Zooniverse and analyze what your observations mean. To learn more about the data extraction process,...March 23, 2021
Discuss New Findings At Live Webinar
We had over 140 people weigh in to let us know when the best date and time would be to meet for our upcoming live event: Hawk Happenings: A Look Into The Cornell Hawks' Nest. Based on the responses, we’ll be meeting October 21 4:00–5:00 P.M. ET. Register today and save the information on your calendar. Register...October 16, 2020
Does Bad Weather Increase Conflict?
If you helped us collected data on Zooniverse, you may have wondered, “Why are we answering a question about weather?” That’s a great question and this week we’ll explore some of the data that will help explain why we did that. Click here to see the interactive version of this graph. When researchers measure behaviour in the...September 23, 2019
Does Conflict Increase With More Species on the Feeder?
Welcome to the first week of Battling Birds Data Exploration! Let’s dig into the data you collected to see what we can find out! Today we’re featuring a visualization that looks at the relationship between conflict and the number of species present at the feeders. We are measuring conflict by looking at the percentage of clips...August 26, 2019