Welcome to the Hawk Happenings!


This new Bird Cams Lab investigation is centered on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Red-tailed Hawks cam. Watch the cam and see the resources below to get started.

Get started

Video: Introducing the Bird Cams Lab
About the Project
How to Join and Use the Forum
What’s a Testable Question?
Refining Your Questions

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Week of April 6:
Brainstorm and discuss questions on the Wonder Board
Week of April 20:
Sorting activity and question design
Week of April 27:
Finish refining questions on the Question Design Board
Week of May 4:
Vote on which question to investigate
Week of  May 18:
Collect data
Week of June 15:
Organize data for data exploration

Project Feedback

Please share your feedback about your experience with the Wonder Board activity. Help us understand what you’ve liked about it and how we can make improvements. Thank you!

The Cornell Hawks cam follows a pair of Red-tailed Hawks that have been nesting above Cornell University’s athletic fields since 2012. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology installed cameras to get a better look at the intimate behavior of these well-known birds as they raise their young amid the bustle of a busy college campus.

We now have the chance to take the cam experience to the next level! As a part of Bird Cams Lab, Cornell Hawk cam viewers join together with scientists to learn more about the hawk family we see on screen. It’s like participating in field biology from your living room, and the observations and questions posed by the community have the potential to lead to tomorrow’s discoveries.

See the most recent project updates.