Bird Cams Lab
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
Cornell Feeders Live Question Design
Which Question to Investigate? The observations and the discussion on the Wonder Board generated a variety of questions, and we've summarized the questions with the most upvotes into five groups to focus the conversation on honing the most interesting and answerable questions before we take a vote. What species are the first and last species to...March 1, 2021
Data Collection Is A Wrap For Battling Birds: Panama Edition!
Over 1,000 volunteers finish collecting data ahead of schedule! We’re super excited to announce that Battling Birds: Panama Edition finished collecting data last week. We were completely taken by surprise because we had estimated that data collection would finish this week. The early completion of data collection was made possible by the 1,346 people who completed 134,848...February 22, 2021
Data Collection Takes Off!
Last week marked the beginning data collection for Battling Birds: Panama Edition on Zooniverse, and we’re thrilled by the turnout so far. On Thursday, 446 people tuned in for a live conversation about the project with Bird Cams Lab staff (watch the recording here), and now we've kicked data collection into high gear! As of this...February 5, 2021
Deciphering the Battling Birds: Panama Data
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Panama Fruit Feeder cam gives us a window into the tropical forests of Panama and the birds that reside there. While many of the species seen on the cam are well known (and colorful), there isn’t much known about how these birds relate to each other in the context of...March 22, 2021
Dig Into The Data From Battling Birds: Panama
Explore the data collected by over 1,000 volunteers. Thanks again to everyone who collected data for Battling Birds: Panama Edition. Since the end of data collection in February, we’ve been working with volunteer programmer Peter Mason to extract the data from Zooniverse and analyze what your observations mean. To learn more about the data extraction process,...March 23, 2021
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
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
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
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