Bird Cams Lab - Hawk Resources
Wonder Board Brainstorm: Your Questions, Summarized
From May 29 to June 5, participants posted and commented on more than 50 questions on the Wonder Board! We also received a suggestion to organize the questions by topic to make them easier to digest. To do this, the Bird Cams staff first compiled a list of all the questions, then sorted them into...June 19, 2018
What’s Happening When Hawks Vocalize?
Welcome to the first week of Hawk Talk 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 what the hawks were doing when they were vocalizing. Click here to see the interactive version of this graph. This chart helps us begin to explore...January 16, 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
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
The Final Results Are In!
More Than A Thousand Participants Surfaced New Data On Hawk Vocalizations Since May 2018, more than 1,400 members of the Hawk Talk project put on their citizen-science caps and joined other viewers and scientists on a mission to reveal new insights from the Red-tailed Hawk cam. The community watched the cam, exchanged questions about the hawks,...March 19, 2020
Tag Data on our new Zooniverse Project “Hawk Talk”February 5, 2019
Situations Over Time
This week’s featured visualization displays how frequently the two most common situations at the nest occur across time—adults brooding nestlings and adults feeding nestlings. Click here to see the interactive version of this graph. In the chart above, the orange bars represent the percentage of clips each day that include brooding (i.e. when an adult sits on...January 27, 2020
Seven Cam-Testable Questions You Identified in Sorting Activity
Thanks to 62 participants who helped sort 12 questions from the Wonder Board, we have now identified 7 questions that most think can be identified using cam footage. For a summary of results, see the graph below. As you can see, some questions seemed clearly testable using the cams, such as quantifying the amount of time...June 19, 2018
Live from the Bird Cams Lab: Q&A Session about Hawk Talk Data Visualizations
Red-tailed Hawk cam viewers and Hawk Talk participants joined the Bird Cams Lab team on February 3rd to discuss the project’s preliminary findings. Charles Eldermire, the Project Leader, kicked things off by welcoming everyone and orienting them to the Zoom tool we were using for the session. Then he went off screen to monitor the chat...February 5, 2020