This extensive survey course on bird biology and ecology is designed to provide you with the ability to integrate ecological knowledge and thinking into your daily work process. The goal of the course is to provide you the ecological knowledge to handle basic questions or problems regarding migratory birds. During the course, you will have hands-on learning about bird morphology, behavior, habitat selection, identification, and regulatory protections. You will also work with live and preserved specimens.
Who Should Attend: Individuals who interact with the public and would like to be able to answer basic bird ecology questions; permits specialists, law enforcement, inspectors, administration, park rangers, outdoor recreation planners.
Length: 4.5 days/ 36 hours (2 College credits available for completing this course.)
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
Identify and understand basic bird morphology;
Understand the functional anatomy of birds;
Relate life processes of breeding and migration to habitat requirements;
Identify factors influencing bird populations;
Recall regulations that address bird populations and management;
Answer the “Top 10” most common bird questions asked by stakeholders; and
Use additional on-line resources to expand your knowledge of birds.
Tuition for FWS, NPS, and BLM is prepaid. For participants from other agencies and organizations, there is a tuition charge of $950.00.
To Register: DOI Employees: Register online through DOILearn.
Non-DOI Employees: Contact Marilyn Williams for a paper application.
Marilyn Williams, 304/876.7490; firstname.lastname@example.org
Course is offered once per year at NCTC.