The Avian Ecology Laboratory at Weber State University is dedicated to research on the ecology and behavior of birds breeding within the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem.

Primary field research sites include:

Map of Great Salt Lake and Field Research Sites


The Avian Ecology Laboratory also participates in the Pan American Shorebird Program by coordinating color marking of three species:

  • American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)
  • Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
  • Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

    Researchers with requests for a color marking scheme should email Please type "color marking scheme" in the subject line.

    The laboratory is located in a newly remodeled research suite within the Engineering Technology Building on the Weber State University Campus.