For the Birds

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Dr. Jerad Henson took his ornithology class to the gulf coast last week. The trip was timed to coincide with spring migrations, which allowed students to encounter birds that will not make it to Memphis till after class lets out.

The class spent a day and a half at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Lab and a day the Audubon bird sanctuaries on Dauphin Island, Alabama. It was a great trip and the students recorded over 90 species of birds in two and a half days.