Bird Cams Lab - Cornell Feeders Live
The Data Tool: Live Tagging
For the Cornell Feeders Live investigation, we'll be using a recently developed live data tagging tool. We first used this tool for Panama Live. In that investigation we documented the arrival patterns of six species on the Panama Fruit Feeder cam. When brainstorming questions in the “Wonder” Board, let your curiosity run wild and post whatever...February 12, 2021
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
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
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
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 Use Disqus
What is Disqus? Disqus is an easy-to-use discussion tool that you’ll use to comment or upvote other comments in any Bird Cams Lab forum. On the forums, you’ll be able to post questions, share your thoughts, and provide links to helpful information. In this guide, we’ll show you the simple steps for getting started. Do I need...May 9, 2018
Video: A 3-minute Introduction to the Bird Cams LabMay 8, 2018