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Audubon: Do Crows Have Language?

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

- Suggested donation/members free
Crow standing on a rock

Join the North Cascades Audubon Society for their monthly program in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall. The Audubon will offer both an in-person event, as well as a virtual option. Like humans, crows are smart, social, and make a variety of interesting vocalizations, but do they have a language like us?

In this talk, Douglas Wacker will discuss research on crow calling behavior that he’s conducted with undergraduates at the University of Washington Bothell. He’ll introduce the crows that roost near the campus, explore crow vocal communication, and discuss how their vocalizations compare with human language.

$5 suggested donation/members free

In-person programs in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall will have distanced seating with a maximum capacity of 60 people on a first come, first serve basis. We will also provide a link to our livestreamed program for viewing offsite. Masks will be required for all participants regardless of vaccination status. If you feel unwell or have any symptoms of illness, please tune in virtually to our programs.

The Audubon will require proof of vaccination to attend this program. Please bring your vaccination card or a photo of it.

 

COVID-19 Disclaimer: While the Whatcom Museum has implemented rigorous protocols to maintain a clean and safe environment, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is a very contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and visitors with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting the Whatcom Museum you, and all members of your group, voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Photo: Jose Manuel Gelpi via Canva


The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.

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Date:
October 26
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Suggested donation/members free
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Venue

Old City Hall
121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Details

Date:
October 26
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Suggested donation/members free
Event Categories:
,
Event Tags:

Venue

Old City Hall
121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
+ Google Map