Autumn Birdwatching: Field Ornithology

This course provides an introduction to the diversity of the families of flowering plants we’ll discover at this beautiful time of year

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Please note, this class has been canceled for Fall term.

Please check back for Ron's online class "Landscaping and Ecology" that will be offered in the Winter term.

Instructor: Ron Canterbury
This class meets at the UC Center for Field Studies. Please bring binoculars and a notepad.

Fall is a wonderful time to be outside seeing (and hearing) the  amazing bird life surrounding us. The course will involve an overview of the biology of birds and local bird identification. Our professional ornithologist has over 32 years of research in avian migration, and he will cover topics such as bird anatomy and physiology, evolution, relationships with other birds, ecology, and conservation. You will explore bird biology predominately through interactive field labs to prepare you for new bird watching experiences.

About Your Instructor

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Ron Canterbury

Ronald Canterbury is the Associate Academic Director in Biological Sciences at the UC. Ron is a professional ornithologist and has taught Ornithology and many other ecology and field biology courses and Anatomy and Physiology.