Bird Cams Lab
Wonder Board Brainstorm: Your Questions, Summarized
From May 29 to June 5, participants posted and commented on more than 50 questions on the Wonder Board! We also received a suggestion to organize the questions by topic to make them easier to digest. To do this, the Bird Cams staff first compiled a list of all the questions, then sorted them into...June 19, 2018
Last week we figured out who is battling it out at the feeders--which species are initiating displacements and which are being targeted. This week we’ll explore one more facet of these displacements--whether or not displacement attempts were successful. Click here to see the interactive version of this graph. If you’ll recall, a displacement is when one...September 9, 2019
Last week we looked at how the number of species at a feeder relates to how much conflict ensues. Now let’s dig into the details to find out which species are battling it out! Today’s featured visualization shows how many total displacements each species initiated, and how many of these were against the same species or...September 2, 2019
When were (or weren’t) we watching?
In the midst of the pandemic this past summer, the community came together and connected with nature by collecting data on the Cornell Lab’s Red-tailed Hawk cam. From May to June, over 320 people collected data to better understand the frequency of certain hawk behaviors and how the frequency might vary with weather. We were excited...October 2, 2020
What’s Happening When Hawks Vocalize?
Welcome to the first week of Hawk Talk Data Exploration! Let's dig into the data you collected to see what we can find out. Today we're featuring a visualization that looks at what the hawks were doing when they were vocalizing. Click here to see the interactive version of this graph. This chart helps us begin to explore...January 16, 2020
What Kinds of Questions Can We Investigate?
Watching the Bird Cams can generate all kinds of questions. Some questions may have answers already based on past research. Other questions may not have answers yet—but could be answered by collecting and analyzing data from the cams. It’s those questions we hope to identify for potential investigations. As you encounter questions, try categorizing each one: ...May 18, 2018
What does the weather data look like?
Weather is important to understand when studying birds because it can potentially affect how they behave. The Hawk Happenings community recognized this and specifically included weather in their research question, theorizing that Red-tailed Hawk behaviors at the nest might vary with changes in the weather. After data collection ended in June, we reached out to the...September 18, 2020
What Can We Investigate With the Live Data Tagging Tool?
We’re excited to introduce a new Live Data Tagging tool that we’ll use to collect data for a new Bird Cams Lab investigation on the Panama Fruit Feeder cam. Never before have we been able to tag data right as the action is happening! When brainstorming questions in the “Wonder” Board, let your curiosity run...November 6, 2019
Welcome to the Bird Cams Lab!
Do you love watching the Bird Cams? We invite you to help us create a new project called Bird Cams Lab, funded by the National Science Foundation. The goal of the project is to join viewers from around the world to make new discoveries using the cams. Think of it as like field biology in...May 7, 2018
Welcome to Panama Live Data Collection
Great work! Data collection is completed. Click here to see recent updates. Join in the next phase of the first-ever Panama Fruit Feeder investigation: data collection. The community has spent several weeks watching the feeder, coming up with questions, refining and revising the questions, and then making decisions about data collection. With the questions in hand and the...February 4, 2020