Prereq.: Two college-level courses in biology, or Biology 171 and one other natural science course, or permission of instructor.
This course provides an introduction to ornithology with emphasis on field identification of the birds of eastern North America. Field trips are to a variety of habitats in the region. Labs include classification, morphology, and identification of study specimens. Lectures cover a variety of topics on the evolution, physiology, behavior, ecology and conservation of birds. Each student participates in a group project.