Bird Cams Lab - Hawk 2 Resources
Collect New Data On Nestlings
Have you watched the Cornell Hawks cam recently? The nestlings are growing up so fast! Last week we launched data collection for the newly named Hawk Happenings investigation. 52 people have collected 305 observations! Today, we’ve switch the data collection buttons about brooding for ones about nestling activity. The nestlings are now old enough to maintain their body...May 27, 2020
We Have Less Than Two Weeks Left!
Things are happening at Hawk Happenings. The first nestling may leave the nest as early as next week! That means we don’t have much longer to collect data. As of yesterday, over 100 people have made over 1,600 observations. That’s incredible! Thank you to everyone who has participated Have you had the chance to collect data? If not,...June 4, 2020
Let’s reach the finish line!
Thank you to everyone who has collected data for Hawk Happenings. Over 270 people have made over 7,100 observations! We’re so excited to see the community coming together to learn more about hawk behavior. But we’re not done yet! We’re in the final stretch and need your help to cross the finish line. Help us continue...June 11, 2020
We Did It!
It’s finally happened! All three nestlings tested their wings for the first time over the past few days. The first nestling left on Friday, June 12th, followed by the other two over the weekend. If you missed it, be sure to check out recent video highlights of the exciting departures. With all three nestlings having left the...June 16, 2020
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
Hawk Happenings: From Observations to Visualizations
Although the Red-tailed Hawks are one of the most common hawks and are found across North America, researchers have only been able to study their behaviors at the nest from afar or infrequently via quick nest checks. The Cornell Lab’s Red-tailed Hawk cam provides a unique opportunity for viewers to watch these birds up close and...September 20, 2020
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
Explore the Hawk Happenings Data
The time has come! Join us in the next phase of Hawk Happenings: data exploration. We’ve completed the first three phases (observe, question, and collect data), and it’s now time to look at data visualizations. Regardless of your involvement with Hawk Happenings so far, we invite you to explore the data, ask questions, and share...October 2, 2020
Nestlings snack all day on the prey delivered in the morning or afternoon
Last week we released the first set of visualizations that looked at participants’ sampling effort and the first behavior we studied: vocalizations. This week we dive into the other intriguing and fun-to-watch behaviors: feedings, prey deliveries, and three nestling-specific ones (flapping, walking, and mantling). To kick off this second week of data exploration, we feature two...October 13, 2020
Discuss New Findings At Live Webinar
We had over 140 people weigh in to let us know when the best date and time would be to meet for our upcoming live event: Hawk Happenings: A Look Into The Cornell Hawks' Nest. Based on the responses, we’ll be meeting October 21 4:00–5:00 P.M. ET. Register today and save the information on your calendar. Register...October 16, 2020