How To Use Disqus
What is Disqus? Disqus is an easy-to-use discussion tool that you’ll use to comment or upvote other comments in any Bird Cams Lab forum. On the forums, you’ll be able to post questions, share your thoughts, and provide links to helpful information. In this guide, we’ll show you the simple steps for getting started. Do I need...May 9, 2018
How to Stay in Touch and Keep Contributing
Thank you to everyone who has been a part of Bird Cams Lab! Whether you just joined this past year, or have been with us since the beginning, we sincerely thank you for being a part of our community. Bird Cams Lab became an incredible community of curious and passionate people, and we had a lot...July 8, 2021
How to Choose or Refine a Good Cam-Testable Question
So you’ve identified some questions that you think could be answered with cam footage. How do you decide which ones make the best questions for an investigation? Will the answer provide interesting or valuable insights? Would investigating the question yield new insights about birds? How excited are you about investigating the question, compared with other questions? Is...May 18, 2018
How many focal species are arriving throughout the day?
Welcome to the first week of Panama Live Data Exploration! Join us to dig into the data you collected to see what we can find out. Today, we’re featuring a visualization that looks at the average number of species arriving at a feeder throughout the day. For about two weeks in February, participants recorded when individuals birds...August 10, 2020
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
Hawk Talk: From Zooniverse to Here
Red-tailed Hawks are found across North America, and their calls are so iconic that moviegoers around the globe have heard hawk calls used by producers to depict Bald Eagles in films. Even though the raspy call of the Red-tailed Hawk and other vocalizations have been documented by researchers on the ground, Red-tailed Hawk vocalizations have...November 21, 2019
Hawk Talk: About the Nest
Hawk Talk is a project co-created by cam viewers and scientists. The data collection phase was hosted on Zooniverse, an easy-to-use platform that hosts hundreds of other citizen-science projects from arts to astronomy to wildlife. There, over 1,400 citizen scientists collected data from over 8,000 clips! These clips were taken from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Red-tailed...November 21, 2019
Hawk Talk Data Collection is Complete!
We finished collecting the the data set for Hawk Talk on August 23rd. Thank you to everyone that helped us cross the finish line. Over 1,400 contributors classified over 47,000 classifications on over 8,000 subjects. That's incredible! Now we'll take the data and create interactive data visuals for us to explore how the data answers our...August 29, 2019
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: From Observations to Visualizations
Although the Red-tailed Hawks are one of the most common hawks and are found across North America, researchers have only been able to study their behaviors at the nest from afar or infrequently via quick nest checks. The Cornell Lab’s Red-tailed Hawk cam provides a unique opportunity for viewers to watch these birds up close and...September 20, 2020