Course description

This course is only offered in the Summer Session.

This course will provide students with an introduction to captive raptor management. The course structure will include a weekly classroom lecture and a complementary hands-on laboratory training session utilizing resident birds of prey and facilities of the Cornell Raptor Program. Topics of instruction will include natural history and adaptations of various bird of prey species, safe handling of captive raptors, nutritional requirements, health care, behavior and training, and the ethics of maintaining captive raptors. This class is recommended for freshman and sophomore students or individuals with no previous experience with the Cornell Raptor Program. Course will include animal handling and chores related to raptor care.

Outcome 1: Understand and communicate basic knowledge of raptor physiology and North American species, adaptations, habitat, and conservation status.

Outcome 2: Demonstrate and communicate the safe handling of birds of prey to minimize stress and potential injury to the bird and injury to the handler.

Outcome 3: Be familiar with behavioral cues and use basic gear in the capture, restraint, and handling of birds of prey.

Outcome 4: Understand the basic nutritional requirements of birds of prey and management of nutrition and basic health care in captivity.

Outcome 5: Understand ethical concerns and debates in maintaining captive birds of prey.

Outcome 6: Work efficiently and effectively in a group as a team member with equal contribution towards required material.

Outcome 7: Demonstrate an openness and respect for diverse backgrounds, opinions, and experiences towards subject matter.

No upcoming classes were found.

Previously offered classes

Summer 2022: Ithaca campus

Section ID:ANSC 1130 001-LEC
Number:1706
Session:Summer 3-week 3
Class dates:July 11-29, 2022
Time / room:MW 11 AM - 12 PM / Morrison Hall 163
Mode of instruction:In person
Credit:1
Related:ANSC 1130 401-LAB
ANSC 1130 402-LAB
To enroll:

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.

Summer 2022: Ithaca campus

Section ID:ANSC 1130 401-LAB
Number:1707
Session:Summer 3-week 3
Class dates:July 11-29, 2022
Final exam/project due:TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:MW 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM / Morrison Hall 163
Mode of instruction:In person
Credit:0
Grade:S/U
Instructor:Huson, H. (hjh3)
Max. enroll:9
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in ANSC 1130 001-LEC
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.

Summer 2022: Ithaca campus

Section ID:ANSC 1130 402-LAB
Number:1708
Session:Summer 3-week 3
Class dates:July 11-29, 2022
Final exam/project due:TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:TR 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM / Morrison Hall 163
Mode of instruction:In person
Credit:0
Grade:S/U
Instructor:Huson, H. (hjh3)
Max. enroll:9
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in ANSC 1130 001-LEC
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.