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Something to Crow About: The Mental Bandwidth of Crows and their Relatives
October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am$10
Join Jim Cox, Stoddard Bird Lab Director at Tall Timbers, for a fascinating program on how the intelligence in crows sets them apart from other birds. With more than 120 species of crows across the world, southwest Georgia is home to only two, the American Crow and the Fish Crow. Jim will share recent research on the intriguing intelligence and behavior of these common animals that have uncommonly complex behaviors. He will also talk about how humans and crows have engaged with one another, highlighting the Native American perspectives, Colonial and Industrial Ages, and what we know about them today.
The talk will be held at the Pebble Hill Plantation Learning Center. Following the discussion, Jim will lead a walk on the grounds of Pebble Hill in search of groups of crows demonstrating their unique behaviors as well as pointing behaviors of other native birds. Participants should bring binoculars, water, and wear comfortable shoes for the walk. Participants are invited to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the grounds of Pebble Hill after the event.