A Murder of Crows
Our first program of the year will feature a film originally shown on the PBS show Nature in 2010. A Murder of Crows covers some of the most recent studies of Crows that reveals their intelligence. Crows, as well as other corvids or jays, do not have the best of reputations. They are usually portrayed in movies and folklore as sinister or as nuisance birds. New research has shown they are among the most intelligent animals in the world, able to use tools, to recognize each other’s voices and 250 distinct calls. They are very social, mate for life, and raise their young for up to five years. In addition, they are able to recognize individual humans and pick them out of a crowd up to two years later. Crow experts from around the world sing their praises, and present us with captivating new footage of crows as we have never seen them before.
Please join us on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 7 pm at the Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Building at 2211 King Blvd. for this interesting film about crows. As always, the program is free and open to the public!
PROGRAM CHAIRMAN—Bruce Walgren
(Ed.’s Note: “A Murder of crows” dates back to the 15 century and refers to a group of crows.)