Join Bill Mueller, former director of the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory, for this eight-week introduction to bird song.
The course will cover how and why birds sing and how they “use” song in their reproductive cycle and incorporate the ecological and evolutionary functions of song. It will briefly survey current research on bird song and how bird song is being used by science to understand many aspects of avian behavior and ecology. An overview of resources for studying bird song will be made available and demonstrated. The aesthetics of bird song will also be explored. A final skill test and methods and resources for further study will end the course.
This course will be valuable to students who are just beginning to learn the bird songs, as well as those students who want to hone their skills and delve more deeply into an understanding of bird song.
Fee: $85. Available for 1.2 CEU. Not offered for college credit.