Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (BS)
College of Science
Christopher E. Hill
The northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) is a common bird species found in North America that in the past 150 years has expanded its distribution north. It is now commonly seen in urban and suburban areas were at one point, it was rarely seen outside of rural and forested areas. For the study, I observed northern mockingbirds at nine different sites over a period of a month between September and October 2012. After the study, I determined that there is a negative relationship between the number of people in the surrounding area and the distance when the birds flew away.
Rutherford, Jordan, "Quantifying Acclimation Levels of Mimus polyglottos in the Presence of People" (2012). Honors Theses. 61.