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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions


David Bonter

David Bonter is a senior lecturer at Cornell University and an avian ecologist at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. An engaging and personable teacher, David specializes in teaching field courses in ornithology at Shoals Marine Lab and in ecology at Mpala Research Centre in Kenya, East Africa. He is a board member of the Braddock Bay Bird Observatory and past president of the Association of Field Ornithologists. He holds a PhD from the School of Natural Resources at the University of Vermont as well as MA and BA degrees from the University of Miami.

David is currently the project leader for the Lab of Ornithology's Project FeederWatch, a long-term study of the abundance and distribution of birds in winter in the United States and Canada.

Cornell's Lab of Ornithology

The Lab of Ornithology, a Cornell and national treasure, works to interpret and conserve the earth's biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science.