Bird Cams Lab
We Did It!
It’s finally happened! All three nestlings tested their wings for the first time over the past few days. The first nestling left on Friday, June 12th, followed by the other two over the weekend. If you missed it, be sure to check out recent video highlights of the exciting departures. With all three nestlings having left the...June 16, 2020
We Have Less Than Two Weeks Left!
Things are happening at Hawk Happenings. The first nestling may leave the nest as early as next week! That means we don’t have much longer to collect data. As of yesterday, over 100 people have made over 1,600 observations. That’s incredible! Thank you to everyone who has participated Have you had the chance to collect data? If not,...June 4, 2020
Welcome Dr. Miller!
We’re about to launch Battling Birds: Panama Edition, our next investigation around the Panama Fruit Feeder cam with Dr. Eliot Miller. He is the Collections Development Manager for the Cornell Lab’s Macaulay Library, and has previously researched the social lives of birds at North American feeders. Now, he’s teaming up with the Bird Cams Lab...December 3, 2020
Welcome to Data Collection for Cornell Feeders Live!
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Welcome to Panama Live Data Collection
Great work! Data collection is completed. Click here to see recent updates. Join in the next phase of the first-ever Panama Fruit Feeder investigation: data collection. The community has spent several weeks watching the feeder, coming up with questions, refining and revising the questions, and then making decisions about data collection. With the questions in hand and the...February 4, 2020
Welcome to the Bird Cams Lab!
Do you love watching the Bird Cams? We invite you to help us create a new project called Bird Cams Lab, funded by the National Science Foundation. The goal of the project is to join viewers from around the world to make new discoveries using the cams. Think of it as like field biology in...May 7, 2018
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
What does the weather data look like?
Weather is important to understand when studying birds because it can potentially affect how they behave. The Hawk Happenings community recognized this and specifically included weather in their research question, theorizing that Red-tailed Hawk behaviors at the nest might vary with changes in the weather. After data collection ended in June, we reached out to the...September 18, 2020
What Kinds of Questions Can We Investigate?
Watching the Bird Cams can generate all kinds of questions. Some questions may have answers already based on past research. Other questions may not have answers yet—but could be answered by collecting and analyzing data from the cams. It’s those questions we hope to identify for potential investigations. As you encounter questions, try categorizing each one: ...May 18, 2018
What’s Happening When Hawks Vocalize?
Welcome to the first week of Hawk Talk 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 what the hawks were doing when they were vocalizing. Click here to see the interactive version of this graph. This chart helps us begin to explore...January 16, 2020