In this science paper, I wanted to figure out if birds preferred bright orange coloring or muted tones. My experiment gives an insight to which colors attract birds and which they see as danger. To create my experiment, I took two identical feeders and filled them with the same seed. Then I covered one feeder in bright orange duct tape and the other in camouflage. I hung the two feeders on the same tree, took them down each science class, and weighed them to find out how much seed had been eaten. I discovered that the camouflage feeder was eaten from more, while the orange feeder was emptied at a slower pace. Like the experiment conducted by Morrell Labs, I found that my color popularity matched their results.
"Maine Birds Choose Camouflage Feeder Over Fluorescent Orange Feeder,"
Findings from the Field: Vol. 1
, Article 3.
Available at: https://findings.gmri.org/journal/vol1/iss1/3