Jun 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

BI 324 - Ornithology

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3
Credit Hours: 4

The course will examine the biology of birds. Lecture topics will include a consideration of the anatomy and physiology of birds, ecology and evolution of birds, and avian behavior with specific emphasis on communication, territoriality, courtship and reproductive behaviors, and migration. The laboratory portion of the course will stress identification of birds in the field. Students will be expected to make visual and auditory identification of local avifauna. Prerequisite(s): BI 101  and BI 102 , or BI 111 BI 112 , and BI 113 ; BI 216  highly recommended.