Course Descriptions

FW253 :  Field Ornithology

This course is designed for students pursuing careers in natural resources management and all those interested in the biology of birds. Students investigate the evolutionary history, ecology, behavior and conservation of these amazing animals and learn to identify individuals to species by sight and sound. The course includes many outdoor laboratories and field trips, and may require time outside of scheduled lab hours. The field laboratories give practical experience with the techniques used in the study of ornithology and focus on identification of species breeding in the Pacific Northwest. Non-sequential.
Prerequisite: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course levels; and one college science course; or instructor consent.

This course has a mandatory weekend field trip, days/hours TBA.

Credit Hours: 4
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