Bird Cams Lab
See and Explore the Data!
The first phase of data collection for Battling Birds is complete thanks to the amazing effort of more than 2,000 contributors who classified over 10,000 clips on Zooniverse! Our web developers have been busy translating your data into interactive charts and we are excited to share them with you. It's now time for the community to explore...August 26, 2019
See Preliminary Findings From the Panama Live Investigation
It’s finally time! Back in February, the Panama Live community came together and collected data to learn more about when certain bird species arrive at the feeder featured on the Panama Fruit Feeder cam. A huge thank you again to everyone who participated. After months of working with the data we now have preliminary results! Whether...August 10, 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
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
Species differ in how they arrive at the feeder
When the Panama Live community discussed what to investigate, we narrowed the questions down to (1) when do six focal species arrive at the feeder, (2) does this vary from day to day, and (3) does adding food affect when birds arrive? Even though we have just three questions to answer, we have ten visualizations...August 20, 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
Tag Data And Register For Upcoming Webinar
As of yesterday, the Bird Cams Lab community has grown to over 7,900 people. Welcome newcomers! We are thrilled to have you join our community of co-creators. Right now there are two investigations underway with two different cams, (1) Battling Birds with the Panama Fruit Feeder cam and (2) Cornell Feeders Live with the Cornell FeederWatch...April 7, 2021
Tag Data on our new Zooniverse Project “Hawk Talk”February 5, 2019
Test Run Data Collection for Battling Birds: Panama Edition!
Before we launch into the data collection phase of Battling Birds: Panama Edition, we need to test the protocol. Thanks to the community discussions and feedback, we’ve finished designing a protocol for data collection. This protocol will allow participants to record the essential information that we’ll need to investigate the social rankings of birds at the...January 21, 2021
The Data Tool: Live Tagging
For the Cornell Feeders Live investigation, we'll be using a recently developed live data tagging tool. We first used this tool for Panama Live. In that investigation we documented the arrival patterns of six species on the Panama Fruit Feeder cam. When brainstorming questions in the “Wonder” Board, let your curiosity run wild and post whatever...February 12, 2021