Explorations in Natural Sciences
Behind Birding: Birds in the City
Now - February 20, 2013
Wednesday | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
- Scott Davies
Birds are extraordinary creatures, not only because they look and sound beautiful but because they behave in such varied and fascinating ways. In this new series instructed by ornithologist Scott Davies, we will study the biology behind many of these behaviors, giving you a new appreciation for the birds you see in the Garden, at home and in your travels.
Birds in the City
The urbanized areas of the world are expected to increase dramatically over the next 50 years, making them one of the fastest-growing ecosystems on earth. As a relatively new city, Phoenix provides an excellent opportunity to study the radical environmental changes urbanization causes. This class will investigate how the lives of birds are changed by expanding cities. We will discuss subjects such as breeding, behavior, anatomy and species distribution.
- Class enrollment limit: 24
Natural Science classes sponsored by Maricopa Audubon Society