Get To Know Your Bird Cams Lab Mates
Since we started Bird Cams Lab back in 2018, we’ve grown to over 4,000 members! We’re thrilled the community has blossomed and that there are so many people passionate not only about the Bird Cams but about learning more about the birds on cam. With the community still growing, we thought it’d be nice to step...October 22, 2020
Live From Bird Cams Lab: A Fun and Lively Discussion
On October 21 more than 100 people tuned in for an engaging discussion about the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Red-tailed Hawk cam and Hawk Happenings, a Bird Cams Lab investigation. As one of the hosts, I was thrilled that so many people joined us to actively participate in the chat and Q&A. Throughout the hour the...October 27, 2020
Panama Live: Final Report
Key Takeaways Panama Fruit Feeder cam viewers teamed up with scientists to co-create an investigation to learn more about when six species arrive at the feeder seen on cam. Sixty cam viewers collected data live from one of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s online Bird Cams for the first time. In exploring the data online...November 17, 2020
Panama Live: The Final Results Are In!
Cam Viewers Collected Data In Real Time And Made Discoveries About The Foraging Patterns of Tropical Feeder Birds For the first time ever, viewers from around the world collaborated with scientists to collect data in real time while watching the Panama Fruit Feeder cam in an investigation called Panama Live. From February 10 - 24, more...November 17, 2020
Panama Live: The Road We’ve Traveled
Look back at the work done by the Bird Cams Lab community for the Panama Live investigation. We've put together an infographic to walk through each phase of the Panama Live investigation from start to finish. If you'd like to dig deeper into any of the phases, learn more about what we found, or sign up...November 23, 2020
Hawk Happenings: The Final Results Are In!
Red-tailed Hawks Change Their Behavior With Temperature, Time of Day, And Age of Nestlings The Bird Cams Lab community, now 4,393 people strong, came together with scientists this past spring to learn more about the Red-tailed Hawk family seen on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Red-tailed Hawk cam. After proposing and discussing several interesting research questions,...November 24, 2020
Hawk Happenings: Final Report
Key Takeaways Red-tailed Hawk cam viewers teamed up with scientists to co-create an investigation and learn how the hawks’ behaviors changed in relation to time and weather. During the 2020 breeding season, 323 cam viewers collected 12,585 observations of six behaviors in real time. In exploring the data online and in a live webinar with...November 24, 2020
Hawk Happenings: A Visual Summary And A Look Ahead
Check out highlights from each phase of the Hawk Happenings investigation. We've put together a visual summary of the Hawk Happenings investigation, highlighting each phase and the hard work done by the community. Below the infographic, we invite you to let us know which phase of the investigation was your favorite. If you'd like to dig...December 1, 2020
Welcome Dr. Miller!
We’re about to launch Battling Birds: Panama Edition, our next investigation around the Panama Fruit Feeder cam with Dr. Eliot Miller. He is the Collections Development Manager for the Cornell Lab’s Macaulay Library, and has previously researched the social lives of birds at North American feeders. Now, he’s teaming up with the Bird Cams Lab...December 3, 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