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Students engage in a variety of learning activities that allow safe participation in a variety of skills associated with birds in a natural environment. Leave No Trace, resource management issues, cultural history, and natural history are addressed. Bird identification skills are learned through direct observation, field guides, and optical equipment. Course analyzes how natural resource management issues affect bird populations and human recreation throughout Utah.
This noncredit class meets with a regular University of Utah credit course.
Class Sections For Bird Observation & Behavior (PRTL 227)
Spring 2022 Section 1, Starting on: 03/17/2022
This course will focus on bird encounters in natural environments with direct observation, field guides, and optical equipment. We will also examine avian resource management, bird populations, and the threats to birds from human recreation and industry. Fee includes lunches. Class meets on-campus on Mar. 17 only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experiences are Mar. 18th, 5pm-10pm (owling and night birds) and Mar. 19th, 8:00am-3:30pm (day birds). No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php