Bird Cams Lab - Battling Birds: Panama Edition
Battling Birds: Panama Edition Final Report
Summary Inspired by community interest in previous Bird Cams Lab investigations about aggressive interactions between birds at feeders, we collaborated with Dr. Eliot Miller to learn more about the social relationships among the birds seen on the Panama Fruit Feeder cam. The Bird Cams Lab community worked with Dr. Miller and other Cornell Lab of...June 23, 2021
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
Battling Birds: Panama Findings Are In!
When it comes to foraging at a feeder in Panama, the bigger the bird, the higher it is in the social pecking order The Bird Cams Lab community joined forces with Cornell Lab of Ornithology researcher Dr. Eliot Miller to better understand the social relationships between birds visiting a feeder in Panama seen on the Cornell...June 23, 2021
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
Data Collection Is A Wrap For Battling Birds: Panama Edition!
Over 1,000 volunteers finish collecting data ahead of schedule! We’re super excited to announce that Battling Birds: Panama Edition finished collecting data last week. We were completely taken by surprise because we had estimated that data collection would finish this week. The early completion of data collection was made possible by the 1,346 people who completed 134,848...February 22, 2021
Data Collection Takes Off!
Last week marked the beginning data collection for Battling Birds: Panama Edition on Zooniverse, and we’re thrilled by the turnout so far. On Thursday, 446 people tuned in for a live conversation about the project with Bird Cams Lab staff (watch the recording here), and now we've kicked data collection into high gear! As of this...February 5, 2021
Deciphering the Battling Birds: Panama Data
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Panama Fruit Feeder cam gives us a window into the tropical forests of Panama and the birds that reside there. While many of the species seen on the cam are well known (and colorful), there isn’t much known about how these birds relate to each other in the context of...March 22, 2021
Dig Into The Data From Battling Birds: Panama
Explore the data collected by over 1,000 volunteers. Thanks again to everyone who collected data for Battling Birds: Panama Edition. Since the end of data collection in February, we’ve been working with volunteer programmer Peter Mason to extract the data from Zooniverse and analyze what your observations mean. To learn more about the data extraction process,...March 23, 2021
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
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