Battling Birds: From Zooniverse to Here
What actually goes on at your backyard bird feeder? Do the birds get along or do they fight? If you take a moment to watch your feeder, you might notice that it isn’t just peace and harmony, but some birds will be aggressive towards one another. In this social world, the larger birds are typically...August 24, 2019
Community Inspires More Visualizations
Thank you to everyone who has joined us in this phase of data exploration! Your ideas and questions have inspired us to dig deeper into the data by creating a new set of visuals. Before we dive into the interactive visuals, we want to feature an interesting visual that looks at the interaction between the number...October 3, 2019
Does Bad Weather Increase Conflict?
If you helped us collected data on Zooniverse, you may have wondered, “Why are we answering a question about weather?” That’s a great question and this week we’ll explore some of the data that will help explain why we did that. Click here to see the interactive version of this graph. When researchers measure behaviour in the...September 23, 2019
Does Conflict Increase With More Species on the Feeder?
Welcome to the first week of Battling Birds 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 the relationship between conflict and the number of species present at the feeders. We are measuring conflict by looking at the percentage of clips...August 26, 2019
The Journey Has Just Begun
In Fall 2018, the Batting Birds community sprinted through the first round of data collection. The researchers then set to work on turning the data into visualizations for us to explore. We worked with programmers and tested several versions of the tool that many of you used in the last month. Together, we explored what...October 11, 2019
Last week we looked at how the number of species at a feeder relates to how much conflict ensues. Now let’s dig into the details to find out which species are battling it out! Today’s featured visualization shows how many total displacements each species initiated, and how many of these were against the same species or...September 2, 2019
Last week we figured out who is battling it out at the feeders--which species are initiating displacements and which are being targeted. This week we’ll explore one more facet of these displacements--whether or not displacement attempts were successful. Click here to see the interactive version of this graph. If you’ll recall, a displacement is when one...September 9, 2019