• The Ornithologist

    8 monthes ago - By Ornithology

    I'm often asked what it takes to become an ornithologist. See my careers page. There really is no one path and there is no university that I know of that awards a degree in ornithology. I received a PhD in Zoology. What made me an ornithologist is an undergraduate course in ornithology, two long graduate research projects , one on the ways flycatchers catch insects, including a lot of high-speed motion picture photography, and one, my doctoral thesis, on the ecology of seven species of flycatchers. I also taught as a teaching assistant the labs and field trips in ornithology classes. I...
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