Graduate studies in Wildlife Biology have been conducted from the Macdonald Campus since the late 1960s. From the beginning there has been an emphasis on ecological aspects conducted from remote field locations.
McGill Bird Observatory (MBO) is a member of the Canadian Migration Monitoring Network, filling a significant gap between the nearest other sites in Ottawa and Prince Edward County to the west, and Tadoussac to the northeast. Operations at MBO emphasize migration monitoring, research, and volunteer training.
With the establishment of the the Ecomuseum of the St. Lawrence Valley Natural History Society on Campus, recent studies have involved captive animals accommodated in excellent holding facilities.
Much of our research has had practical application and is ultimately aimed at conservation of natural resources. Research degrees focus heavily upon a thesis and course requirements are flexible depending on the student's background and interests.
For more information please visit some of the individual professor's web sites: