- Schedule of Classes - September 23, 2017 7:14PM EDT
- Course Catalog - September 23, 2017 7:15PM EDT
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.
Students will learn and practice a variety of methodologies used for studying wild birds including banding, census methods (point counts, transects, spot mapping), and behavioral observations. In a 50-minute classroom session each week, students will discuss relevant scientific literature and prepare for the lab session. The 2:50 weekly lab session will be held at various field locations and students should be prepared to handle variable weather conditions. Students seeking to conduct independent research in avian ecology are encouraged to enroll. Note that one weekend field trip is required.
When Offered Fall.Outcomes
- Recognize the birds of the Finger Lakes region by sight and sound.
- Develop an appreciation for the diversity of life-history strategies pursued by these birds.
- Perform a variety of field techniques used for studying birds including banding, census methods (point counts, transects, spot mapping), and behavioral observations.
- Record an appropriately detailed field journal.
- Develop and test ecological hypotheses through an independent project, to summarize and analyze data, and to present scientific information appropriately in both written and oral form.
Choose one lecture and one laboratory.
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Graded(Letter grades only)
Class Number & Section Details
- WFernow Hall G01
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