Ornithology is the study of the biology of birds. Lectures will emphasize evolution, diversity, life histories, behaviour, ecology, and conservation of birds. Field and laboratory work will stress morphology and identification with particular attention to species from British Columbia. Field trips will be used to observe birds of different habitats. Survey techniques for birds by sight and sound will be introduced. This course is useful to aspiring field biologists as well as to those that are interested in biodiversity, natural history and citizen science. (3,3,0)
BIOL 101 and 102 or equivalent.