Date

2018 12:00 AM

Major

Animal Ecology

Department

Ecology, Evolutionary, and Organismal Biology

College

Agriculture and Life Sciences

Project Advisor

Timothy Stewart

Description

Iowa State University’s campus is a beautiful habitat that accommodates a multitude of wildlife species. My main goal for this project was to create an easy-to-use and relevant resource about a significant portion of campus's wildlife, so I created a booklet entitled A Guide to the Birds at Iowa State. I chose to focus my project on birds because, being diurnal, they are likely the most diverse taxonomic group encountered on a typical walk through campus. In addition to sharing information with the Iowa State community, my personal goal for this project was to improve my skills in wildlife photography and tracking, as well as graphic design. I photographed birds during both the Spring 2018 and Fall 2018 semesters, using taxonomic information and observations in the field to track wildlife. Using Pages software, I incorporated my photos and information into the booklet pages. My guidebook contains 25 campus birds that I photographed on campus and around Ames, and has additional photos adding up to 49 total species represented.

File Format

application/pdf

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A Guide to the Birds of Iowa State's Campus

Iowa State University’s campus is a beautiful habitat that accommodates a multitude of wildlife species. My main goal for this project was to create an easy-to-use and relevant resource about a significant portion of campus's wildlife, so I created a booklet entitled A Guide to the Birds at Iowa State. I chose to focus my project on birds because, being diurnal, they are likely the most diverse taxonomic group encountered on a typical walk through campus. In addition to sharing information with the Iowa State community, my personal goal for this project was to improve my skills in wildlife photography and tracking, as well as graphic design. I photographed birds during both the Spring 2018 and Fall 2018 semesters, using taxonomic information and observations in the field to track wildlife. Using Pages software, I incorporated my photos and information into the booklet pages. My guidebook contains 25 campus birds that I photographed on campus and around Ames, and has additional photos adding up to 49 total species represented.