Cornell Feeders Live Question Design

Calendar

Week of February 23
Live webinar and Question Design
Week of March 8
Vote on which question to investigate
Week of March 29
Collect data
Week of April 12
Explore data
Week of May 3
Review and edit final report
Week of May 10
Publish Final Report

Which Question to Investigate?

The observations and the discussion on the Wonder Board generated a variety of questions, and we’ve summarized the questions with the most upvotes into five groups to focus the conversation on honing the most interesting and answerable questions before we take a vote.

  1. What species are the first and last species to arrive at the feeders?
  2. When do species arrive at the feeders throughout the day?
  3. Does the number of visits change with weather (i.e., temperature, atmospheric pressure, precipitation)?
  4. Are birds (or specific species) more likely to go to a feeder if other birds are already present on the feeders?
  5. What food is preferred by all species visiting the feeder?

Check out the forum below where you can read about each question, and share your thoughts!