BY 2240 - Ornithology

A review of the biology of birds, including their evolutionary history, anatomy, physiology and, especially, their behavior. Special attention will be paid to the plight of endangered species and related conservation measures. Students will learn to identify many of the common bird species of eastern North America through slides and frequent bird walks on or near the campus. There will be up to two Saturday field trips.

In addition to the textbook and field guide, binoculars will be required.

3 hours Lecture – 3 credits