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
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
Welcome to Data Collection for Hawk Happenings
Great work! Data collection is complete. See the most recent project updates. As of June 14th we are finished data collection. All three nestlings have left the nest and are trying their wings out for the first time. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated! Over 300 people recorded 12,700 observations so that we can answer the question...May 13, 2020
1-Minute Video Tutorial
Watch our new short video tutorial that walks you through how to collect data for the Hawk Happenings investigation. ...June 4, 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
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
Panama Live: From Observations to Visualizations
Panama is home to hundreds of tropical bird species, many of which we know very little about. The 24/7 Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Panama Fruit Feeder Cam, located at the Canopy Lodge in the Anton Valley, gives us a window into that world and a chance to see these species up close! While researchers have...June 30, 2020
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
Hawk Happenings: About the Nest
Hawk Happenings is the second Bird Cams Lab investigation to collect data about the Red-tailed Hawks featured on the Cornell Hawks cam (the first was Hawk Talk). From May to June 2020, participants used a data tagging tool to record hawk behavior live while watching the cam. The Cornell Hawks cam follows a pair of Red-tailed...September 8, 2020
Live from Bird Cams Lab: Virtual Event Uncovers the Lives of Tropical Feeder Birds
Over 100 people tuned in to join the Bird Cams staff on September 10th in a free virtual event, “Panama Live: Uncovering The Lives Of Tropical Feeder Birds.” In the course of an hour, we watched video clips of six species that visit the Panama Fruit Feeder cam, learned about their natural history, shared new...September 16, 2020