Field Study of Birds: Southeast Arizona

Field Study of Birds: Southeast Arizona

Course Number: BIOL X404.8

3.5 units

This week-long course examines the birds in southeastern Arizona, one of the premier locations in the U.S. to observe and study birds that are unlikely to be observed anywhere else in the country. Southeastern Arizona has diverse habitats, including desert, mountain and riparian zones, and lies at the northern end of Mexico's Sierra Madre Mountains. You will discuss:

  • biogeography and climates
  • bird habitats
  • birdwatching
  • "specialty" birds of southeastern Arizona

In addition to field study, this course includes lectures on geography, weather, and habitat associations.  


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