Bird Cams Lab
A New Investigation!
We’re launching the next Bird Cams Lab investigation, Cornell Feeders Live, and you’re invited! Join us to watch the Cornell FeederWatch cam, located just outside the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and learn more about the birds that visit the feeders. For this investigation, we’ll work together to identify what question we want to answer and then collect...February 9, 2021
An Exciting Question, and a Look Ahead
After weeks of brainstorming, sorting, and discussing questions, we now have a winning question to investigate, based on more than 100 votes cast. Out of the seven proposed questions, the runaway winner was “Do the hawks use different kinds of calls in different situations at the nest?” We also saw strong interest in other questions as well....July 13, 2018
Battling Birds Data Collection Is Complete!
In under a month, over 2,000 contributors classified over 10,000 clips! That's more than 75,000 classifications! We did not expect the community to be so passionate about the project. Thank you to everyone that has become a part of the Battling Birds community, both by classifying and by participating in the Talk forums. With this first...February 5, 2019
Battling Birds: From Zooniverse to Here
What actually goes on at your backyard bird feeder? Do the birds get along or do they fight? If you take a moment to watch your feeder, you might notice that it isn’t just peace and harmony, but some birds will be aggressive towards one another. In this social world, the larger birds are typically...August 24, 2019
Battling Birds: Panama Edition Launches
Join the Bird Cams Lab community in the newest investigation, Battling Birds: Panama Edition. Just like the first Battling Birds investigation, we want to learn more about what birds are doing at a feeder. However, this time we'll virtually be in Panama, watching the Panama Fruit Feeder cam! As we designed Panama Live, the last investigation...December 8, 2020
Bigger The Bird, Bigger The Punch
On the Cornell Lab’s Panama Fruit Feeder cam, there are dozens of charismatic bird species who visit a feeding table filled with fruit and rice. Staff at the Canopy Lodge, where the feeding table is located, have to restock it every couple hours because many times the birds eat through everything. When these species come to...April 12, 2021
Birds, Feeders, and Science Oh My! What Can We Discover Together?
Tune in to learn more about the birds on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's FeederWatch cam and Cornell Feeders Live, Bird Cams Lab's newest scientific investigation that is already underway! Right now, the Bird Cams Lab community is in the midst of deciding what question to investigate with the Cornell FeederWatch cam in an online...February 22, 2021
Last week we found out that when nestling were vocalizing, they were also primarily being fed or the adult was brooding. This week, we’ll dig deeper into both nestling and adult vocalizations to see if and how they change over time. Click here to see the interactive version of this graph. In the chart above we focus...January 22, 2020
Collect New Data On Nestlings
Have you watched the Cornell Hawks cam recently? The nestlings are growing up so fast! Last week we launched data collection for the newly named Hawk Happenings investigation. 52 people have collected 305 observations! Today, we’ve switch the data collection buttons about brooding for ones about nestling activity. The nestlings are now old enough to maintain their body...May 27, 2020
Community inspires deeper dive into the data
The Panama Live community inspired us to dig deeper into the data and create a new set of visualizations! During last week’s live webinar, Panama Live: Uncovering The Lives Of Six Tropical Feeder Birds (watch it here if you missed the live event), attendees wanted to learn more about how we collected data, including what...September 22, 2020