We Did It!

June 16, 2020
Screenshot of the third hawk nestling leaving the nest while the other two are at the nest.

It’s finally happened! All three nestlings tested their wings for the first time over the past few days. The first nestling left on Friday, June 12th, followed by the other two over the weekend.

If you missed it, be sure to check out recent video highlights of the exciting departures.

With all three nestlings having left the nest, data collection comes to a close. Great work, everyone! Thank you to everyone who participated on the Discussion Board and to the 328 people who recorded 12,700 observations. Thanks for taking part, that’s incredible!

If you collected data, keep an eye on your email! We’ll be randomly selecting 3 winners for the FREE Bird Academy course drawing soon.

What’s next? The Bird Cams Lab team will be working on visualizing the data so we can explore it together and see what we can learn about our question: What is the frequency of certain hawk behaviors, and does this frequency vary with the weather?

In the meantime, enjoy watching the hawk fledglings visit the nest and fly around Cornell’s campus.

Watch the Cornell Hawks cam.

We’ll be in touch soon!