Battling Birds: About the Feeder

Battling Birds is a project on Zooniverse, an easy-to-use platform that hosts hundreds of other citizen-science projects from arts to astronomy to wildlife. There, over 2,000 citizen scientists collected data from over 10,000 clips! 

These clips were taken from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s FeederWatch cam, located in the Treman Bird Feeding Garden at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The cam is dedicated to Joseph H. Williams, a lifetime friend of the Cornell Lab and Administrative Board member from 1990 to 2018. The feeders seen in the cam are at the edge of Sapsucker Woods and its 10-acre pond, attracting forest species like Black-capped Chickadees as well as open-field species like Red-winged Blackbirds.