Panama Live Updates
- January 28, 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 15, 2020
Panama Feeder Video Recap and New Poll
Take the poll In the video above, we summarize the great discussions the community has had on the Question Design Board and introduce the next step: final refinement of our question for the investigation. Now we’d love your help with designing the study. The topic selected by participants is, “When do different bird species arrive at the...
- December 20, 2019
Panama Feeder Question Design
The Bird Cams Lab community recently filled out a quick poll about which question they were most interested in investigating on the Panama Fruit Feeder Cam, and the results are in! The question that rose to the top was: When do different bird species arrive at the feeder–and does the pattern change throughout the day? Questions related to...
- December 13, 2019
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...
- November 6, 2019
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...
- May 18, 2018
How to Choose or Refine a Good Cam-Testable Question
So you’ve identified some questions that you think could be answered with cam footage. How do you decide which ones make the best questions for an investigation? Will the answer provide interesting or valuable insights? Would investigating the question yield new insights about birds? How excited are you about investigating the question, compared with other questions? Is...
- May 18, 2018
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 9, 2018
How To Use Disqus
What is Disqus? Disqus is an easy-to-use discussion tool that you’ll use for the “Wonder Board” activity. The purpose of the activity is to help brainstorm, discuss, and ultimately select questions that could lead to scientific studies based on what you’ve seen on the cams. You’ll be able to post questions, share your thoughts, and provide...
- May 8, 2018
Video: A 3-minute Introduction to the Bird Cams Lab
- May 7, 2018
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...