Course Information

Field Ornithology

Course ID: ENVS 369/469
School:School of Environmental Sustainability
Program: School of Environmental Sustainability
Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

Field Ornithology is an intensive 3-week hands-on immersion into the science of birds where students learn the various field techniques used to study and monitor them for their conservation and management. Early morning field trips for viewing birds in the wild, observing their behavior and collecting data on avian behavior and structure are highlighted and is mandatory.  Students will participate in and actively contribute to ongoing research a project that monitor the birds of McHenry County and documents the use of vegetative structure by migratory and breeding birds at LUREC.  Includes participation in a community service project that gathers critical data necessary for avian conservation and management and satisfies the Engaged Learning requirement in the Service Learning category.

Woodstock Campus, LUREC: Course runs May 15 - June 3, 2022
Learn more about Summer Sessions courses at the Retreat and Ecology Campus.


ENVS 280/286 or BIOL 265/266. Recommended: BIOL 215 (not required)

Course Offering

Session Day Time Instructor Location
Early Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri 9 am - 5 pm Mitten OFF

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