Welcome to the Battling Birds: Panama Edition!


Panama Fruit Feeder Cam
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Welcome

This Bird Cams Lab investigation is centered on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Panama Fruit Feeder 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?
Refining Your Questions

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Calendar

Week of December 7
Brainstorm and discuss on the Wonder Board
Week of December 14
Live Webinar
Week of December 21
Vote on what data we’ll collect
Week of January 11
Test data collection protocol
Week of January 18
Test data collection protocol on Zooniverse
Week of January 25
Collect data on Zooniverse
Week of February 15
Organize data for data exploration
Week of March 1
Explore the data
Week of March 15
Write up and share data

Project Feedback

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An illustration of a Rufous Motmot battling a Chestnut-headed Oropendola.

The Panama Fruit Feeder cam features a feeding table located on the grounds of the Canopy Lodge in El Valle de Antón, Panama. Here, birds feed on one of the many feeding tables located at the lodge that allows both guests at the lodge and online viewers to enjoy the incredible views of these tropical birds. In our first investigation with this cam, Panama Live, we learned about the arrival patterns of six common species. 

We’re now teaming up with Dr. Eliot Miller for a second investigation, Battling Birds: Panama Edition. Similar to Battling Birds, we want to study the social behavior of birds at a feeder, but this time in Panama. Panama Fruit Feeder cam viewers have expressed interest in learning more about aggression, a behavior that Dr. Miller has studied in North American feeder birds. With the community’s interest and Dr. Miller’s expertise, we can piece together the puzzle. How do species relate to each other on the feeder? Who are the winners? Who are the losers?

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