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Pilchuck Audubon Speaker Kim Adelson on Bird Brains

November 11, 2022 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Monthly Program: Who Are You Calling a Bird Brain?

November 11, 7:00-8:30pm

Guest speaker: Kim Adelson, PhD

For hundreds of years, birds have been considered stupid and incapable of advanced thought or learning; this is why the phrase “bird brain” is commonly used to denote persons who are dolts or simpletons. But… do birds really deserve this bad rap? Are they truly less intelligent than mammals? THEY ARE NOT! In fact, recent research has consistently demonstrated that some birds have remarkably strong cognitive skills, comparable to monkeys and even apes. Some can form abstract concepts; some display prodigious memories; some make and use tools; and some can make complex inferences. Watch this presentation and you will discover the surprisingly strong mental abilities exhibited by a wide variety of birds.

Online via Zoom – register to attend