BIOO 470 - Ornithology
Meeting Times & Location
Lecture: 10:00-10:50 M, W (222 AJM Johnson Hall)
Lab: 1:10-3:00 & 3:10-5:00 Th (407 Lewis Hall)
Taxonomy, classification, identification, morphology, physiology, behavior, and ecology of birds. (Prerequisite: BIOO 310 - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy). The lab portion of the course emphasizes the classification and identification of Montana birds using a representative skin collection and CD-ROM teaching software.
Grading & Exam ScheduleYour grade will be based on lecture exams (3 non-cumulative exams, 100 pts. each) and lab practicals (8 lab quizzes, 10 pts. each; & 3 non-cumulative exams, 100 pts. each).
|Exam 1||Feb 29||Exam 1||Feb 18|
|Exam 2||Apr 04||Exam 2||visual ID - Mar 24
acoustic ID - Mar 31
|Exam 3||May 06
|Exam 3||visual ID - Apr 21
acoustic ID - Apr 28
- Gill, F. B. 2007. Ornithology. 3rd ed. W. H. Freeman and Co. 758pp.
- A field guide to birds. No specific field guide is required but you will need to have 1 of the following: Peterson's guide to Western Birds; Robbins, Bruun, and Zim's Guide to Birds of North America; The Audubon Society's bird guide; or National Geographic's guide to birds. The National Geographic's guide is certainly one of the best and is in the bookstore. Required
- Lab manual: purchase at Cards ‘N Copies in the Student Union (~$10).
- Lab handouts for labs 4-12