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2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 252 The Biology of Birds

This course is an introduction to ornithology, the branch of biology that studies birds. Lectures, laboratories and field experience will be used to study the anatomy and physiology of birds, adaptations for flight, evolution and classification, behavior, ecology and conservation. Many laboratories will involve field work aimed at developing identification skills for resident and migratory birds of New York State. Attendance at one of two full-day field trips on a spring weekend is required. Students must provide their own binoculars.
Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 104 Topics in Biology -The Environment  or BIOL 150 General Biology I  or permission of the department chair.
Lab fee will be required
Terms Offered: Spring
Offered Distance Learning: No
Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Science
SUNY General Education Designation(s): Natural Science
Credits: 4
Contact Hours:
Lecture: 3
Lab: 3