Assignments for Field Ornithology
All assignments must be typed.
Summary of Technical Article (20 pts)
Summarize an ornithological article selected from a
journal (e.g., The Auk,
Wilson Bulletin, Ecology,
The Condor, etc.. Be sure to include
the complete bibliographic reference. In your own words, describe
what the nature of the study is, how it was conducted, and what the
conclusions are. Include a photocopy of the abstract of your
Life Histories of three species (at least one
federally or state
Submit a one page (each) concise summary of three species of birds.
Use of Birds of North America (on reserve in the library) is required. Each species must be in a different family. Summarize its range,
habitat, food habits, conservation issues, and any other interesting
relevant information. The endangered species may be on either a
state, federal, or international list. For this species, be sure
to discuss the reasons it is imperiled and whether any steps are being
taken to help it recover.