Field Ornithology

I taught Field Ornithology as a four-week field intensive course during May term.  This course focused on the study of birds, field identification, and field techniques used in avian ecology, including mist-netting, point counts, and habitat surveys.

Taking birds out of mist-nets bags
Taking birds out of mist-nets bags
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Mist-netting at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
Fifield Nature Center May 2012
Fifield Nature Center May 2012
Learning about Banding and data collection
Learning about Banding and data collection

Trip to the Fifield Nature Center May 2013

Touring some bird-friendly habitat
Touring some bird-friendly habitat

The unpredictable weather in Northern Wisconsin means that you never know what you might see, but in each of the past years, we’ve seen at least 100 different species — many rare, some common, all fascinating!  Here are just a few examples:

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Magnolia Warbler, Northland College Campus, May 2013
Photo: K. Damiano
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American Kestrel, caught and banded at Hawk Ridge, Duluth, MN, May 2013
Photo: K. Damiano
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Red-breasted Merganser, Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, May 2013
Photo: K. Damiano
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Chestnut Sided Warbler, Northland College, May 2013
Photo: K. Damiano
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Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Ashland, WI May 2013
Photo: K. Damiano

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