Biology 300: Ornithology

Course Schedule:
      Spring 2015
      Location: 224 Cannon Bldg
      Wingate University

 Course Description:
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.,
ISBN: 978-1400043866
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 - Final Exam (2013)
Lab Exam I - Bird List
Lab Exam II - Bird List
Lab Exam III - Bird List

Lake Mattamuskeet, Manteo, Outer Banks
Jan 2015 - TBA
Field Trip Itinerary
      Dr. Ed Mills
      209 Bridges Biology Bldg

Favorite Links:
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology

National Audubon Society

National Geographic Society - Birds

Greenpeace USA

Defenders of Wildlife

Bird Sounds

How To Choose Binoculars For Birding:

Tips on how to buy optics on a budget

Lab Notes:
Feb 25 - We will meet inside (BR 103) first,
then go outside for birding - if rain permits!

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.

Ed Mills,
Jan 7, 2015, 6:07 AM
Ed Mills,
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Ed Mills,
Jan 7, 2015, 6:08 AM
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Ed Mills,
Jan 28, 2015, 9:16 AM
Ed Mills,
Feb 25, 2015, 10:28 AM
Ed Mills,
Apr 25, 2013, 5:41 AM
Ed Mills,
Jan 7, 2015, 6:06 AM