Bird Cams Lab - Panama Feeder Resources
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 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
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
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
Video: A 3-minute Introduction to the Bird Cams LabMay 8, 2018
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
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
Poll: Questions For The Panama Fruit Feeder Investigation
We've closed the poll! See the results here. ------------------------------------------------ We’d love your input! By watching the cam and recording data, participants in the Bird Cams Lab can help us discover new information about the birds at the fruit feeder. Which question should we investigate? Answer the questions below to help us get started. Later we'll reflect on the...December 13, 2019
Panama Live: The Road We’ve Traveled
Look back at the work done by the Bird Cams Lab community for the Panama Live investigation. We've put together an infographic to walk through each phase of the Panama Live investigation from start to finish. If you'd like to dig deeper into any of the phases, learn more about what we found, or sign up...November 23, 2020
Panama Live: The Final Results Are In!
Cam Viewers Collected Data In Real Time And Made Discoveries About The Foraging Patterns of Tropical Feeder Birds For the first time ever, viewers from around the world collaborated with scientists to collect data in real time while watching the Panama Fruit Feeder cam in an investigation called Panama Live. From February 10 - 24, more...November 17, 2020