We welcome everyone to participate in the live chat. Our yack is managed by volunteer moderators who help to wordplay questions and who alimony the yack a safe, welcoming, and educational place to share information well-nigh birds in real time. We ask that all moderators and participants follow the guidelines below. Thank you!

How to log in to the chat

You do not need to log in to read the chat. In order to scuttlebutt in the chat, you will need a user name and password. If you’ve chatted with us on Chatroll in the past, you can protract to use your old login and password. However, if it is your first time, you’ll need to create a username and password.

To create a login, first unshut the yack window by clicking the “Chat” sawed-off whilom the Cornell Hawks cam live stream. At the marrow of the yack window, click “Sign Up with Chatroll,” which will take you to a page where you can select a username, password, email, and verify that you’re a human. After completing the form, return to the yack and enter your login information at the marrow of the window. If you see text pop-up asking if you want to unshut an enterprise account, ignore it and go when to the cam page and sign in.

Be enlightened that the yack may be sealed during parts of the day, and your comments won’t towards unless the yack is open. If you have difficulty signing in, please contact Chatroll via their online form. If you’ve forgotten your password, you can retrieve it automatically using Chatroll’s tool.

Cornell Hawks Yack Hours

The Cornell Hawks live yack is unshut Monday through Saturday. Starting May 5, join us on the yack on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. ET; and Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. ET, pending availability of moderators and staff.

How to Chat

  • Click the yack icon located next to the Twitter updates icon whilom the live stream, which will unshut a window next to the live cam.
  • You may moreover pop out the yack window using the “popout” setting on the marrow right-hand corner of the window.
  • To move the yack window, click and stilt the grey bar at the top. You can place it anywhere you like.

Guiding Principles of Bird Cams Chat

Please alimony these standards of policies in mind at all times.

Respect at all times

People of all month and backgrounds watch our cams, including schoolchildren. Please use language that is towardly for children to read, and be kind and respectful at all times, during the day and at night. Avoid personal attacks and sensitive or divisive comments on topics such as religion, politics, race, and orientation. We’re here to talk well-nigh the birds!

We’re here for the birds

Please alimony the yack on-topic, expressly during rented times when the yack flows quickly. Share observations and ideas well-nigh the birds and other wildlife. Please alimony personal statements to a minimum. When the yack volume is manageable, we encourage you to share favorite resources and links to information well-nigh birds, but please ask the moderator on duty if it is OK to post a link surpassing doing so. We moreover ask that you do not promote goods and services. Please do not yack in ALL CAPS since this can make the yack harder to follow and may come wideness to others as “yelling.”

Moderators have a challenging job

Our volunteer moderators do their very weightier to wordplay questions, but it’s untellable for them to wordplay them all, expressly when the yack is very busy. Please be patient and understanding. Moderators are people, too! It’s not easy to moderate a real-time chat. Please thank the moderators for giving us all the opportunity to chat.

Please do not requite out personal information

Remember that there are thousands of people watching the chat. Please do not requite out personally identifiable information such as names, email and postal addresses, and phone numbers.

Teachers and classrooms in the chat

We often get visits from K-12 classrooms in our Bird Cams chat. When classrooms are involved in the chat, please moreover indulge time for teachers to ask questions and moderators to reply. Thank you!

Your feedback is important to us

You can help us provide the weightier possible service by letting us know what is working well in the chat, or how we can improve. To send your comments, email us at birdcams@cornell.edu. We read all messages, although we regret that when the volume is high, we may not be worldly-wise to respond personally to each one. Thank you for your understanding.

Enjoy the birds

Thank you for joining us to watch the birds, and for contributing your questions, observations, and ideas in the Bird Cams chat.