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Cornell FeederWatch Cam
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This Bird Cams Lab investigation is centered on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Cornell FeederWatch cam. Watch the cam and see the resources below to get started.

Get started

Video: Introducing the Bird Cams Lab
About Bird Cams Lab
How to Join and Use the Forum
The Data Collection Tool
What’s a Testable Question?
Using The Tagging Tool

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Week of February 15
Brainstorm and discuss on the Wonder Board
Week of February 23
Live webinar on Tuesday @ 4:00 P.M. ET
Week of March 1
Vote on which question to investigate
Week of March 8
Collect data
Week of March 22
Organize data for data exploration
Week of April 12
Explore data
Week of April 26
Live webinar
Week of May 3
Review and edit final report
Week of May 10
Publish Final Report

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A screenshot of the Cornell FeederWatch cam with light snow. There are many species, including downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, male northern cardinal, and several sparrows on the platform.

In this investigation we will be studying the birds on the Cornell FeederWatch cam, located in the Treman Bird Feeder Garden at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Sitting just on the edge of both Sapsucker Woods and its 10-acre pond, these feeders attract forest species like chickadees and woodpeckers as well as some species that prefer open environments near water like Red-winged Blackbirds.

We don’t know what questions we’ll investigate yet, but that’s because the scientists will work with participants to co-create the investigation together. Everyone in the Bird Cams Lab community is invited to join in any and all parts of the scientific process: asking the research question, deciding what data to collect, collecting data, looking for patterns, making interpretations, reviewing results, and sharing findings.

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