Welcome to Hawk Happenings!
...April 3, 2020
Final Hawk Talk Report
Background Over the past decade, the communities watching the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s live Bird Cams have surfaced new insights about the birds featured on cam. One such community watching the Red-tailed Hawk cam took the next step and began logging each prey item brought to the nest using Twitter and Google spreadsheets. To date, they...March 19, 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
Live from the Bird Cams Lab: Q&A Session about Hawk Talk Data Visualizations
Red-tailed Hawk cam viewers and Hawk Talk participants joined the Bird Cams Lab team on February 3rd to discuss the project’s preliminary findings. Charles Eldermire, the Project Leader, kicked things off by welcoming everyone and orienting them to the Zoom tool we were using for the session. Then he went off screen to monitor the chat...February 5, 2020
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
Panama Fruit Feeder Investigation Finalized After Final Poll
The community has spoken! After the most recent poll for your input about designing the study, we now have final, revised research questions: When do focal species arrive at the feeder, and how does this vary from day to day? Does the timing of food affect when birds arrive at the feeder? We also have a final...January 28, 2020
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
Join Us For A Live Question & Answer Session about Hawk Talk Visualizations
The Bird Cams Lab team invites the community to join us for a live discussion about the preliminary findings from the Hawk Talk project. We invite you to simply listen in, ask questions, or point out neat things you’ve noticed. In 2018, we embarked on a scientific investigation with the Red-tailed Hawk cam community. We talked...January 27, 2020
Last week we found out that when nestling were vocalizing, they were also primarily being fed or the adult was brooding. This week, we’ll dig deeper into both nestling and adult vocalizations to see if and how they change over time. Click here to see the interactive version of this graph. In the chart above we focus...January 22, 2020
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