Bird Cams Lab
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
Questions in Hand, We Look At What’s Next
After weeks of discussions, 340 people ranked 5 proposed questions that are possible to investigate on the Cornell Hawks cam, using four criteria: interesting, specific, measurable, and feasible. Thank you to everyone who voted! The two questions that rose to the top are about incubation and hawk behaviors: We’ll plan to answer the first question about incubation...May 13, 2020
Time to Vote! Which Question Would You Like to See Investigated?
We’ve brainstormed, we’ve refined, and now it’s time to vote on the question that you’d like to see the community investigate. We’ve narrowed it down to five questions based on four criteria that we discussed on the Question Design Board: Is the question interesting? Specific? Measurable? Feasible? A huge thank you to everyone who participated on...April 30, 2020
Results are in for Battling Birds!
We are excited to share that, thanks to a tremendous effort from the Bird Cams Lab community, the second round of Battling Birds is complete and the results are in! First, we want to thank everyone who participated in the project. We could not have done it without you. In 10 months, over 3,000 Battling Birds...April 24, 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
The Data Tools
When we watch the cams, we can come up with all kinds of questions once our curiosity is piqued. Taking note of interesting patterns is how scientific investigations start. Once we have questions in hand, the next step is to determine how feasible it would be to investigate them based on several criteria. For each question,...April 14, 2020
New Hawk Investigation Launches
Big Red and Arthur are incubating three eggs on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Red-tailed Hawk cam and it's the perfect time to start a new investigation! As the hawks start their breeding season, join the Bird Cams Lab community to watch the cam, choose which question we should investigate, and make new discoveries about...April 7, 2020
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
Panama Live Data Collection Complete!
We just finished the data collection phase for the Panama Live investigation! Thank you to the 60 people that watched the live cam and tagged their observations over the past two weeks. We logged over 11,000 observations from February 10 - 24. That’s a lot of data! We also wanted to thank everyone that participated on...February 25, 2020
New Data Collection Resources
Since we started collecting data, thousands of observations have been logged by viewers. That’s incredible! For those of you who haven’t had the chance to collect data yet, we’ve created a short 1-minute video to walk you through what data collection looks like. We’ve also created a short video to walk through what each of the...February 13, 2020