Summer 2012 quarter
- Steven G. Herman ornithology, wildlife biology, animal ecology and behavior
- Fields of Study
- environmental studies and field studies
Summer Ornithology is a three week bird-banding course taught entirely in the field. We leave campus on the first day, travel through some of the best birding country in Oregon, then over the next few days find and set up camp in a place where we can net, process, and band a sufficient number of birds to provide all students with appropriate experience. We spend the next two weeks netting, processing, banding, and releasing several hundred birds of about 25 species. We focus on aspects of banding protocol, including net placement, removing birds from nets, identification, sexing, ageing, and record-keeping. We balance the in-hand work with field identification and behavioral observations, and during the last week we tour Steens Mountain and the Malheur area. This course has been taught for 27 years, and more than 22,000 birds have been banded during that time. Lower or upper-division credit is awarded depending of the level of academic achievement demonstrated. A photo essay on this program is available through Inside Evergreen and a slide show is available through flickr.
- Advertised Schedule
- Three weeks of travel at the beginning of second session (Jul. 30 - Aug. 17)
- Online Learning
- No Required Online Learning
- Greener Store
- Required Fees
- $800 for transportation and food. All field equipment (except personal gear) supplied by instructor; meals are prepared by a professional cook.
- Upper Division Science Credit
- Upper-division science credit awarded for upper-division work.
- Offered During
- Day, Evening and Weekend
|March 13th, 2012||Required fee increased to $800; dates of travel specified.|