Watch: Cornell Feeders Webinar

June 21, 2021

Go behind-the-scenes with Bird Cams staff to learn more about the Cornell FeederWatch cam and check out the data visualizations from the Cornell Feeders Live investigation.

On June 16, 164 people tuned in for an engaging hour all about the Cornell FeederWatch cam. Bird Cams staff showed where the cam is located at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and shared two of our favorite clips from the cam. They also walked everyone through the Cornell Feeders Live investigation and the data visualizations showing how different species visit the feeding station. Then, for the last half of the hour they answered questions submitted ahead of time and during the live session, resulting in an interesting conversation about bird feeding and the data.

Thank you to everyone who attended the live event or watched the archived recording. Please share any questions or thoughts you have in the forum below. We value your input as we explore and seek to understand the patterns in the data together.

We also invite you to explore the data visualizations featured in the webinar:

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  • Mary Knutson says:

    Very nice and informative. Great to see the people behind the scenes! I am currently setting up a new feeding station and gained some good information that should help. Some years ago there was a cam on the pond area. I really enjoyed seeing the bird action there with the assorted waterfowl. Is that no longer operational? Thanks again for this production.

    • Rachael Mady says:

      Hi Mary, thanks for your comment. Hope you have fun setting up your new feeding station. The cam was streaming last year, but currently isn’t streaming. We’ll be sure to let everyone know if anything changes via our eNews or Twitter.

      • nancy says:

        Good mornin’ all
        I was wondering if you could cut away a few branches so that we can see the geese on the lake. only about three or four to give us a better view Thanks in advance Have a lovely day

        • Ben Walters says:

          Thanks for the suggestion! We’ll touch base with our crew to see what might be possible in terms of adjusting the view behind the feeder. The background of the feeder is managed as part of the Cornell Lab’s Treman Bird Feeding Garden, which is also an observation area for visitors at our Visitor’s Center.

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