The Data Tools
When we watch the cams, we can come up with all kinds of questions once our curiosity is piqued. Taking note of interesting patterns is how scientific investigations start. Once we have questions in hand, the next step is to determine how feasible it would be to investigate them based on several criteria. For each question,...April 14, 2020
The Data Tool: Zooniverse
To figure out what’s going on between the birds on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Panama Fruit Feeder cam, we will be using Zooniverse’s video tagging tool to collect data from recorded video footage. Zooniverse is a free, easy-to-use online platform that hosts hundreds of citizen science projects in which volunteers collect data from images...December 7, 2020
The Data Tool: Live Tagging
For the Cornell Feeders Live investigation, we'll be using a recently developed live data tagging tool. We first used this tool for Panama Live. In that investigation we documented the arrival patterns of six species on the Panama Fruit Feeder cam. When brainstorming questions in the “Wonder” Board, let your curiosity run wild and post whatever...February 12, 2021
The Bird Cams Lab Experience: What We Learned From External Evaluation
During 2018–21, people from around the world teamed up with one another and scientists to learn more about birds on the Cornell Lab’s Bird Cams. Figure 1. The locations of Bird Cams Lab participants for the last four investigations: Cornell Feeders Live, Battling Birds: Panama, Hawk Happenings, and Panama Live. We invited everyone, regardless of prior knowledge...October 21, 2021
Thank you, Bird Cams Lab Community!
Back in 2018, Bird Cams Lab started as a research project funded by the National Science Foundation. We set out to engage cam viewers from around the world in co-creating scientific investigations together in an online space, and to understand how participation in the scientific process might affect learning, skills, and actions. As the grant comes...July 8, 2021
Test Run Data Collection for Battling Birds: Panama Edition!
Before we launch into the data collection phase of Battling Birds: Panama Edition, we need to test the protocol. Thanks to the community discussions and feedback, we’ve finished designing a protocol for data collection. This protocol will allow participants to record the essential information that we’ll need to investigate the social rankings of birds at the...January 21, 2021
Test Post – FranceMarch 22, 2019
Tag Data on our new Zooniverse Project “Hawk Talk”February 5, 2019
Tag Data And Register For Upcoming Webinar
As of yesterday, the Bird Cams Lab community has grown to over 7,900 people. Welcome newcomers! We are thrilled to have you join our community of co-creators. Right now there are two investigations underway with two different cams, (1) Battling Birds with the Panama Fruit Feeder cam and (2) Cornell Feeders Live with the Cornell FeederWatch...April 7, 2021
Start Collecting Data for the Hawk Investigation!
It’s time—we’re ready to start collecting data for Hawk Happenings, a new name for the current investigation using the Cornell Hawks cam. The name was inspired by the community-generated question we aim to answer: “What is the frequency of certain hawk behaviors, and does this frequency vary with the weather?” Start collecting data today. No prior experience is...May 21, 2020