Location: 224 Cannon Bldg
Integrated lecture / laboratory / field study examining the anatomy, physiology, identification, and natural history of birds. Students are expected to supply their own binoculars.
Three and one-half hrs per week of lecture/laboratory/field study.
Prerequisite: any Biology lab course,
consent of instructor. Credit: 3 hrs.
The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior, David A. Sibley, Knopf Publ.,
A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America, Roger T. Peterson, (Turtleback, ISBN: 978-0547152462, Houghton - Mifflin, 6th edition.)
Course Materials (Lecture):
Course Syllabus (2015)
Study Guide - Exam I (2015)
Study Guide - Exam II (2015)
Study Guide - Exam III (2015)
Study Guide - Final Exam
Lab Exam I - Bird List
Lab Exam II - Bird List
Lab Exam III - Bird List
Ornithology Field Trip (Optional)
Lake Mattamuskeet, Manteo, Outer Banks
Jan 2015 - TBA
Field Trip Itinerary
Dr. Ed Mills
209 Bridges Biology Bldg
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
National Audubon Society
National Geographic Society - Birds animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds.html
Defenders of Wildlife
How To Choose Binoculars For Birding:
Tips on how to buy optics on a budget
Cornell Lab's full review of the best binoculars
on the market,
Apr 15 - Meet at lab - forecast changing, weather unstable - let's see what we can do.
Lab attendance is mandatory. Always come
prepared with proper equipment (binoculars, field guide, field notebook, no bright clothing colors). Quiet behavior is required and each student will help the instructor scout our birds.
Failure to comply with these rules will result
in dismissal from the lab.
All students are required to have binoculars in order to participate in lab. Binoculars must have a least 7x magnification; no requirements for brand or price.