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CONE-Welder is an online game in which participants use a robotic web camera to help Smithsonian Institution researchers document the presence of subtropical birds that may be affected by global warming.

CONE-Welder is part of a larger project, Collaborative Observatories for Natural Environments, which provides an opportunity for groups of citizens, via the internet, to remotely observe, record, and index detailed animal activity. The goal is to advance the fundamental understanding of automated and collaborative systems and to observe and record detailed natural behavior in remote settings.

How to Join

To participate, register an account here:

A detailed video tutorial is provided here:

Required Gear

A computer with Internet access.

Ideal Age Group Adults
Type of Activity Exclusively online
Project Updated 04/22/2017