Ornithology (BIOL 5750/6750)
The objective of this course is to present the student with a broad overview of ornithology, sufficient in detail to serve as a foundation for further study of any particular topic. Classroom lectures are integrated with laboratory exercises providing students with hands-on exposure to many of the topics covered in lecture and many of the techniques used in the study of birds. Through lab exercises students will also be expected to learn how to identify birds of the southeastern U.S.
Ornithology Lab Photos
GTA Rebecca, UTAs Hunter and Christine
Purple Martin showing off for the class
Brown Thrasher and Ruby-crowned Kinglet caught at the aviary!
GTAs Anna and Rebecca, UTA Hunter
Dauphin Island beach birding
Above: Looking at endangered red-cockaded woodpecker eggs using video transmission from a flexible camera extended into a nestbox. Inset: A female RCW peeking out from her nestbox.
Trapping, mist-netting, and banding birds on the AU campus
House finch and bluebird territoriality and breeding biology lab on the AU campus. Top and left: studying a bluebird nestling from a research nestbox. Right: Using a mirror pole to check house finch nestlings.