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Bird Behavior

Explore the significance of songs and plumage in determining the territory, mate selection, and the different sexual strategies employed by birds. Discuss how nest construction and foraging patterns affect reproductive success and daily survival and examine the costs and benefits of migration. Saturday sessions will be spent in the field, observing behaviors that link bird species to each other and their environment.
 
Instructor: Linda Padera, Arboretum instructor
Notes: Held indoors and outdoors and includes walking on paved paths and trails. Please dress to be outdoors in each session. Limit 18.
Required Text:  The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior by David Allen Sibley; available in the Arboretum Store.
Certificate Information: Satisfies an Ornithology Certificate Requirement; may be used as a Naturalist Certificate Elective (15 hours)
Educator opportunity: 15 CPDUs available 
Course number: 
O620
SCHEDULE AND LOCATION: 

3 Wednesdays, May 7-21, 6:00-8:30 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, May 17 and 24, 7:30-11:30 a.m.
Thornhill Education Center. 

FEES AND ADMISSION: 

Fee includes admission to the Arboretum.

$160.00 members
$188.00 nonmembers
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 

CALL: 630-719-2468
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.
ONLINE: REGISTER NOW