Cornell Feeders Live: About The Feeder

Cornell Feeders Live is a project co-created by cam viewers and scientists to answer two questions: (1) What is the daily visitation pattern of different species at the feeders? (2) How does weather affect the probability of different species visiting the feeders? Cam viewers collected data in real time from the Cornell FeederWatch cam, clicking a button whenever one of the eight study species arrived at the feeding station.

The Cornell FeederWatch cam is located in the Treman Bird Feeding Garden at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The cam is dedicated to Joseph H. Williams, a lifetime friend of the Cornell Lab and Administrative Board member from 1990 to 2018. The feeders seen in the cam are at the edge of Sapsucker Woods and its 10-acre pond, attracting forest species like Black-capped Chickadees as well as open-field species like Red-winged Blackbirds.