Nov 12, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MSCI 421 - Coastal Birds of Alabama


2 credit hours
This course is an introductory-level course on the coastal avian fauna with an emphasis on nesting sites and nesting behavior. This course includes the identification, population dynamics, and behavior of coastal birds. Lectures emphasize functional ecology, specifically nesting biology of numerous species found along Alabama’s coastal region. Topics include migration, mechanics of flight, breeding biology, and forging. This course is a field-based course with an emphasis on breeding biology and behavior and introduction to bird identification. Prerequisite(s): A course in undergraduate biology or ecology.



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