Biology of Birds
(generally offered during the spring semester of odd years)
Birds are everywhere.
Because they are obvious (they sing), they are active during the
day, and there are more than 200 species commonly seen in this area,
birds are a great way to study nature and natural processes.
Biology of Birds was developed to allow non-science majors an
opportunity to learn about birds. The class covers a variety
of topics including: evolution, anatomy and how structure relates to
function, flight, communication, reproduction, and migration.
During the class, students also learn to identify the most common
species of birds by sight and a few by sound. We take several field
trips during the semester, both during class time and on a few
This class can be used to fulfill requirements for
the Canisius Core Curriculum and/or
the Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation Major at Canisius.