BIOL 345 Ornithology with Lab

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A field-based course examining how the study of birds has informed our understanding of the natural world. Topics include the ecology, conservation, behavior, biogeography, and evolution of birds. Labs provide hands-on experience with avian research methods, focusing especially on survey techniques and identification of local species. A strong emphasis is placed on experiencing local avifauna in their natural habitats through field trips, and students will spend considerable time in the field observing the natural history of birds. Occasional Saturday and weekend field trips are required. (Course normally offered every two to three years.)

Prerequisites: Biology 130/131, Biology 140/141 or Biology 120 and Chemistry 120/125