Bird Cams Lab - Hawk 2 Resources
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
Live From Bird Cams Lab: A Fun and Lively Discussion
On October 21 more than 100 people tuned in for an engaging discussion about the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Red-tailed Hawk cam and Hawk Happenings, a Bird Cams Lab investigation. As one of the hosts, I was thrilled that so many people joined us to actively participate in the chat and Q&A. Throughout the hour the...October 27, 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
New Hawk Investigation Launches
Big Red and Arthur are incubating three eggs on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Red-tailed Hawk cam and it's the perfect time to start a new investigation! As the hawks start their breeding season, join the Bird Cams Lab community to watch the cam, choose which question we should investigate, and make new discoveries about...April 7, 2020
Questions in Hand, We Look At What’s Next
After weeks of discussions, 340 people ranked 5 proposed questions that are possible to investigate on the Cornell Hawks cam, using four criteria: interesting, specific, measurable, and feasible. Thank you to everyone who voted! The two questions that rose to the top are about incubation and hawk behaviors: We’ll plan to answer the first question about incubation...May 13, 2020
Start Collecting Data for the Hawk Investigation!
It’s time—we’re ready to start collecting data for Hawk Happenings, a new name for the current investigation using the Cornell Hawks cam. The name was inspired by the community-generated question we aim to answer: “What is the frequency of certain hawk behaviors, and does this frequency vary with the weather?” Start collecting data today. No prior experience is...May 21, 2020
The Data Tools
When we watch the cams, we can come up with all kinds of questions once our curiosity is piqued. Taking note of interesting patterns is how scientific investigations start. Once we have questions in hand, the next step is to determine how feasible it would be to investigate them based on several criteria. For each question,...April 14, 2020
Time to Vote! Which Question Would You Like to See Investigated?
We’ve brainstormed, we’ve refined, and now it’s time to vote on the question that you’d like to see the community investigate. We’ve narrowed it down to five questions based on four criteria that we discussed on the Question Design Board: Is the question interesting? Specific? Measurable? Feasible? A huge thank you to everyone who participated on...April 30, 2020
Video: A 3-minute Introduction to the Bird Cams LabMay 8, 2018
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