Ornithology on Great Duck Island

SYLLABUS

Monday
•    Introduction to Great Duck Island history and ecology.
•    Introduction to Seabird Ecology.

Tuesday
•    History of Seabird Ecology in the Gulf of Maine.

Wednesday
•    The Changing Seasons: Introduction to Migration.

Thursday
•    The Changing Landscape – The Human Ecology of Maine Islands: Population Trends and Shifts.

Friday
•    The Observer Effect: Challenges in Seabird Research.

Presentations will be organized around weather and observation conditions – we will try to maximize time out in the field with the birds on and around Great Duck Island each day.


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