Bird Cams Lab
Hawk Talk: From Zooniverse to Here
Red-tailed Hawks are found across North America, and their calls are so iconic that moviegoers around the globe have heard hawk calls used by producers to depict Bald Eagles in films. Even though the raspy call of the Red-tailed Hawk and other vocalizations have been documented by researchers on the ground, Red-tailed Hawk vocalizations have...November 21, 2019
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
The Journey Has Just Begun
In Fall 2018, the Batting Birds community sprinted through the first round of data collection. The researchers then set to work on turning the data into visualizations for us to explore. We worked with programmers and tested several versions of the tool that many of you used in the last month. Together, we explored what...October 11, 2019
Community Inspires More Visualizations
Thank you to everyone who has joined us in this phase of data exploration! Your ideas and questions have inspired us to dig deeper into the data by creating a new set of visuals. Before we dive into the interactive visuals, we want to feature an interesting visual that looks at the interaction between the number...October 3, 2019
Does Bad Weather Increase Conflict?
If you helped us collected data on Zooniverse, you may have wondered, “Why are we answering a question about weather?” That’s a great question and this week we’ll explore some of the data that will help explain why we did that. Click here to see the interactive version of this graph. When researchers measure behaviour in the...September 23, 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
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
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
Hawk Talk Data Collection is Complete!
We finished collecting the the data set for Hawk Talk on August 23rd. Thank you to everyone that helped us cross the finish line. Over 1,400 contributors classified over 47,000 classifications on over 8,000 subjects. That's incredible! Now we'll take the data and create interactive data visuals for us to explore how the data answers our...August 29, 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