Class Series: What they don’t teach you in Ornithology

This series will dive in to Ornithology in a way you’ve not seen before! Take a tour through extreme examples of odd and amazing birds across the globe, and what makes them so unique. We’ll cover topics from bird physiology and the 5 (or more?) senses, to mating displays, nests, eggs, and more! This series is presented in an accessible way, so there’s no need to be a bird expert to attend. Bring your enthusiasm for birds, sit back, and enjoy this series that Heidi considers to be her favorite class she’s ever taught!

Series:

Four sessions (approx. 70 minutes plus Q and A time), offered each Wednesday evening in February. Choose one, or attend all 4 at a discounted rate.

  • Week 1What does it take to be a bird? Bird Sensory Systems
  • Week 2What does it take to be a bird? Bird Bodies and Physiology
  • Week 3The Circle of Life: Mates and Parasites!
  • Week 4The Circle of Life: Nests, Eggs, and Chicks

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an unusual bird called a Hoatzin has an orange spiked mohawk, blue facial skin, red eyes, and a large chicken-like body

This series was first offered as a university-level course through the Boise State OSHER Institute. We recommend this course for adults, and students ages 13 and up.

Past attendee reviews:

“I learned so much and I have been a birder for over 50 years!” 

“Fantastic & fascinating class.” 

“This was a very interesting and well presented course. I would take it again!”

“She had the rapt attention of the whole room for both sessions”

Cost:

Proceeds from this course go directly toward supporting IBO’s Education and Outreach work, including school field trips to our Boise River site.

$30 per student per week. Or $90 for all four classes.