The Birds are the Students in Field Ornithology Student Forum


Which part of “take a student forum” do you not understand? Christ, do I need to have Oliver James ’14 whip out some bird-based martial arts on you kids? Just take a look at this:

The Birds of Central Connecticut: An Introduction to Field Ornithology (.5 Credit)

This student forum is designed to give an introduction to bird life and behavior, with an emphasis on local bird knowledge and identification.  The structure of this forum will consist of regular field trips to spots around campus and greater Central Connecticut accompanied by in-class workshops and readings.

Other ideas in the works include the creation of The Field Guide to the Birds of Wesleyan, construction and monitoring of bird feeders and bird houses around campus, and perhaps an attempt in the Spring to set the record for number of bird species seen in one 24 hour period in Middlesex County (*disclaimer*: there is no record yet).

Students should expect to leave the course with an ability to identify most of the resident, local avifauna by sight and sound and a greater understanding of how birds fit into the greater ecological communities beyond Connecticut!

And then migrate to an Information Session, Tuesday the 29th!

What: Bird School
When: Tuesday the 29th @ 4:30 p.m.
Where: Usdan 108 (That’s where birds come from)
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