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July 28, 2009

Learn about birds and help scientists, too

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has posted live cameras at active bird’s nests throughout the country since 1999, and they want to share the 8 million images they have collected with the public. In addition, those who create an online account and sort and tag images can earn points for prizes, and help scientists learn more about the nesting behavior of birds and how they respond to threats to their environment.

The progam is called CamClickr, and its a year-round citizen science project carried out completely online that allows cam viewers to “tag” and classify breeding behaviors from our archived images. CamClickr will help us answer questions that can only be answered using the cams while providing scientists with a tool to search and sort images once they are tagged.

More info: http://watch.birds.cornell.edu/nestcams/clicker/clicker/index

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One Response to “Learn about birds and help scientists, too”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    I Love God's little fur-face creatures with their big innocent eyes … This is so neato :) Trevy

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