Free course

Migration

Free statement of participation on completion

Migration is a free course looking at the migrations of animals, with special reference to birds, and also introducing the themes of movement, selection and homeostasis.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe some of the migratory journeys made by birds and other animals
  • explain the process of adaptation by natural selection and how this results in evolution
  • describe what is meant by homeostasis, with particular reference to how migratory birds regulate body temperature in order to conserve energy
  • provide examples of the use of celestial and magnetic cues for navigation by migratory birds