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BIOL 323. Field Ornithology

Credits: 4
Department: Biology
Description: Field and laboratory identification of birds by sight and song, basic anatomy, survey methodology, and capture, handling, and marking techniques.
Prerequisites: BIOL 308
Semester Offered: Summer
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate proficiency in bird identification via sight and song.
2. Apply laboratory-gained knowledge of bird anatomy to aging, sexing of wild-captured birds.
3. Design and operate a bird banding station.
4. Analyze bird capture and bird monitoring data.
5. Demonstrate proficiency in bird handling techniques.
6. Evaluate a national marsh bird monitoring program.
7. Demonstrate the ability to collect, statistically analyze, interpret and display data from the Biological Sciences Assessment plan.
8. Demonstrate practical skills including safety procedures for field and laboratory equipment from the Biological Sciences Assessment plan.
9. Demonstrate an understanding of the effects of natural events and human activities on ecosystems from the Biological Sciences Assessment plan.

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