FCAS Presents

JJ Audubon

"As I grew up I was fervently desirous of becoming acquainted with Nature."

J. J. Audubon.

"Corvids (Not Covids!) of Colorado"

presented by

Kevin Cook, Writer-Naturalist

Thursday, September 10th, 2020
Announcements 7:00 p.m.; Program at 7:20 p.m.

***This will be an online meeting using Zoom***

Enter the following link on your web browser at or before 7 p.m. and follow the instructions to join the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84603685579

Gray Jay photo by Dennis Thiers

Gray Jay photo by Dennis Thiers

As birding popularity grew, life-listing assumed a prominent role in finding birds. Birders soon recognized a distinctive attribute of the life-list that was easily expressed: Show me your life-list and I’ll tell you where you’ve been! Today, we can meaningfully paraphrase that attribute: Tell me which corvids you’re seeing, and I’ll tell you where you are in Colorado! Because the family’s Latin name is Corvidae, “corvid” serves as a general reference name for any crow, jay, magpie, or nutcracker. Colorado ranks fourth among all states regarding diversity of resident corvids, and each of our 10 species represents a unique yet connected story of discovery, ecology, and geography. Pick a place in Colorado and that place will support its own set of corvid species. “Corvids (Not Covids!) of Colorado” will explain what makes a bird a corvid then present 10 stories, one for each member of the Crow Family in Colorado.