> Department of Ecology
BIOO 470 -
Lecture: 10:00-10:50 M,
W (222 AJM Johnson Hall)
Lab: 1:10-3:00 & 3:10-5:00 Th (407 Lewis Hall)
identification, morphology, physiology, behavior, and ecology of birds.
(Prerequisite: BIOO 310 [old=Biol 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
& Exam Schedule
Your grade will be based on lecture exams (3 non-cumulative exams, 100
pts. each) and lab
practicals (3 non-cumulative exams, 100 pts. each).
||visual ID - Mar 21
acoustic ID - Mar 28
- Apr 18
acoustic ID - April 25
- 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
Lab manual: purchase at Cards ‘N Copies in the
Student Union (~$5).