Biology 300: Ornithology

Course Schedule:
      Spring 2016
      Location: 207 Burris Hall
      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.

 
Textbooks:
The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior, David A. Sibley, Knopf Publ.,
ISBN: 978-1400043866 (flexibind)
ISBN: 0679451234 (hardback)
Either binding is acceptable.

The Sibley Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America,  David Sibley
ISBN: 978-0307957917, Knopf Publ., 2nd edition.
 
Lab Exam I - Bird List
Lab Exam II - Bird List
Lab Exam III - Bird List

Lake Mattamuskeet, Manteo, Outer Banks
Jan 2016 - TBA
Field Trip Itinerary
Instructor:
      Dr. Ed Mills
      209 Bridges Biology Bldg
      emills@wingate.edu



Favorite Links:
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
birds.cornell.edu/

National Audubon Society
audubon.org/

National Geographic Society - Birds animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds.html

Greenpeace USA
greenpeace.org/usa/

Defenders of Wildlife
defenders.org/

Bird Sounds
naturesongs.com/birds.html


How To Choose Binoculars For Birding:

eagleoptics.com/index.asp?pid=2735

Tips on how to buy optics on a budget

Caution on the use of bird song playback in nature - David Sibley 
http://www.sibleyguides.com/2011/04/the-proper-use-of-playback-in-birding/

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Lab Notes:

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.

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