Office Hours: By Appointment
Office: DCL 226A
Office Hours: M 9:45-11:00 AM
Office: 3102 Jordan Hall
Office Hours: Wednesday 1-2 PM
News & Notes for Ornithology AEC 501 Spring 2022
Meet at the vans at 08:00 (MAP). Bring binos, field notebook, (ID book/app if you have one), and plan to be outside for 2+ hrs. We will travel by vans but students can also drive personal vehicles if preferred. If driving separately meet at the vans at 08:00 or at the back corner of Centennial Campus Middle School parking lot at 08:05.
We will look to reschedule for a weekend in February.
The lab will not be recorded on Panopto, but a Zoom link was emailed for those that cannot attend in person.
Recordings of all Monday and Wednesday lectures will be available via Panopto. The class folder is HERE.
Join us on Saturday, 18 December 2021 on our Raleigh CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT route in Umstead State Park. No experience necessary. This is the 122nd year of the national count, and the 28th year we have run our Umstead route. It is always a fun experience. We'll meet up around 6:30 AM and wander around Umstead counting birds until about 1 PM. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Dr. Simons for more details.
We will meet in 282 David Clark from 08:00 - 11:00 on Friday 14 January to discuss avian sampling. Links to materials are provided below. Bring a laptop to lab and install the software R Studio and verify correct installation via this PowerPoint Example before class. We'll give an introduction to OCCUPANCY SAMPLING and work through an analysis using SAMPLE DATA for Blue Grosbeak. We will also discuss DOUBLE OBSERVER sampling, and describe the field lab on double observer sampling that we'll conduct at Lake Raleigh on Friday 21 January.
The first day of class is Monday 10 January 2022. We meet in Room 306 Fox from 8:30 - 9:45 AM. The text for this class is Ornithology, Third Edition, by Frank Gill. You will also need a pair of binoculars and a waterproof field notebook. Please review the current NCSU HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICIES regarding COVID-19. The Coastal Trip is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday 22 - 23 January. We will leave campus at 6:00 AM on Saturday and return at 11 PM on Sunday. Contact Dr. Simons if you have questions.