Bird Cams Lab - Battling Birds: Panama Edition
Test Run Data Collection for Battling Birds: Panama Edition!
Before we launch into the data collection phase of Battling Birds: Panama Edition, we need to test the protocol. Thanks to the community discussions and feedback, we’ve finished designing a protocol for data collection. This protocol will allow participants to record the essential information that we’ll need to investigate the social rankings of birds at the...January 21, 2021
The Data Tool: Zooniverse
To figure out what’s going on between the birds on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Panama Fruit Feeder cam, we will be using Zooniverse’s video tagging tool to collect data from recorded video footage. Zooniverse is a free, easy-to-use online platform that hosts hundreds of citizen science projects in which volunteers collect data from images...December 7, 2020
The Interactions Behind The Rankings
This past winter, a community of more than 1,000 people watched and recorded data in video clips taken from the Panama Fruit Feeder cam. They recorded two key pieces of information: (1) whenever one bird attempted to take the perch or food of another bird, known as a displacement), and (2) whether this displacement was...April 15, 2021
Tune Into A Live Conversation With Dr. Eliot Miller
Tune in to learn more about the birds on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Panama Fruit Feeder cam and Bird Cams Lab's newest scientific investigation that is already underway! We'll be talking with Dr. Eliot Miller, a researcher at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, who has teamed up with the Bird Cams Lab community to learn...December 11, 2020
Video: A 3-minute Introduction to the Bird Cams LabMay 8, 2018
We’re Wrapping Up Data Exploration For Battling Birds: Panama Edition
Last week more than 100 people joined us for a live virtual event to talk about our favorite birds on the Panama Fruit Feeder cam and the new insights we had into how different species interact with each other. If you haven’t already, we invite you to watch the archived recording and share your interpretations...April 21, 2021
Weigh In On the Final Report For Battling Birds: Panama Edition
It’s hard to believe, but we are in the last phase of the Battling Birds: Panama Edition investigation: sharing findings! We’ve worked together to observe the Panama Fruit Feeder cam, come up with a research question, collect data, explore and analyze the data, and now we are ready to share what we've done with the...April 29, 2021
Welcome Dr. Miller!
We’re about to launch Battling Birds: Panama Edition, our next investigation around the Panama Fruit Feeder cam with Dr. Eliot Miller. He is the Collections Development Manager for the Cornell Lab’s Macaulay Library, and has previously researched the social lives of birds at North American feeders. Now, he’s teaming up with the Bird Cams Lab...December 3, 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