Bird Cams Lab
Get Ready to Vote! Here’s a Rundown of the Seven Questions
It’s finally time to vote on the question that you think will make for the best, most interesting investigation. A big shout-out to everyone who shared their thoughts and participated in discussions on the Question Design board. Your input was key to thinking about how to refine the seven cam-testable questions based on four main...June 28, 2018
Get To Know Your Bird Cams Lab Mates
Since we started Bird Cams Lab back in 2018, we’ve grown to over 4,000 members! We’re thrilled the community has blossomed and that there are so many people passionate not only about the Bird Cams but about learning more about the birds on cam. With the community still growing, we thought it’d be nice to step...October 22, 2020
Hawk Happenings Question Design
This section is currently inactive. We’ve finished refining questions. See the most recent project updates. Which Question to Investigate? We’re almost ready to start a new investigation! In the recent Sorting Activity, more than 90 people looked at 12 questions from the Wonder Board and sorted them into those that could or couldn’t be answered using the...April 20, 2020
Hawk Happenings: A Visual Summary And A Look Ahead
Check out highlights from each phase of the Hawk Happenings investigation. We've put together a visual summary of the Hawk Happenings investigation, highlighting each phase and the hard work done by the community. Below the infographic, we invite you to let us know which phase of the investigation was your favorite. If you'd like to dig...December 1, 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
Hawk Happenings: The Final Results Are In!
Red-tailed Hawks Change Their Behavior With Temperature, Time of Day, And Age of Nestlings The Bird Cams Lab community, now 4,393 people strong, came together with scientists this past spring to learn more about the Red-tailed Hawk family seen on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Red-tailed Hawk cam. After proposing and discussing several interesting research questions,...November 24, 2020
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
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
How many focal species are arriving throughout the day?
Welcome to the first week of Panama Live Data Exploration! Join us to dig into the data you collected to see what we can find out. Today, we’re featuring a visualization that looks at the average number of species arriving at a feeder throughout the day. For about two weeks in February, participants recorded when individuals birds...August 10, 2020
How to Choose or Refine a Good Cam-Testable Question
So you’ve identified some questions that you think could be answered with cam footage. How do you decide which ones make the best questions for an investigation? Will the answer provide interesting or valuable insights? Would investigating the question yield new insights about birds? How excited are you about investigating the question, compared with other questions? Is...May 18, 2018