Bird Cams Lab - Battling Birds Resources
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
Video: A 3-minute Introduction to the Bird Cams LabMay 8, 2018
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
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
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
See and Explore the Data!
The first phase of data collection for Battling Birds is complete thanks to the amazing effort of more than 2,000 contributors who classified over 10,000 clips on Zooniverse! Our web developers have been busy translating your data into interactive charts and we are excited to share them with you. It's now time for the community to explore...August 26, 2019
Does Conflict Increase With More Species on the Feeder?
Welcome to the first week of Battling Birds 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 the relationship between conflict and the number of species present at the feeders. We are measuring conflict by looking at the percentage of clips...August 26, 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
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
Live from the Bird Cams Lab: Q&A Session about Battling Birds Data Visualizations
On September 17, participants in Battling Birds joined our Bird Cams staff in a discussion about the different data visualizations created from the first round of data collection. The one-hour live Q&A was fueled by participants’ ideas and questions from both the online forums on the Bird Cams Lab website and during the live-chat. Co-hosts Ben...September 19, 2019