Unraveling the Mystery of the Crows presented by Bob and Dana-Duxbury Fox

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Date/Time
Friday, May 18, 2018, 7:30 pm

Location
Edgewood Auditorium
575 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA

Crows are one of the most intelligent birds in the world and they exhibit some phenomenal traits. In winter both American and Fish Crows gather at sunset in communal roosts for the night. Before they go into the roost, they “stage” an hour before sunset (gather from all directions, socialize, focalize and some feed) until a half hour after sunset when they fly to their nightly roosting location. They gather gregariously and densely in deciduous trees and soon quiet down.

Dana Duxbury-Fox and Bob Fox of North Andover will describe their visits to the local Lawrence Crow Roost where they have seen over 16,000 birds gather. Why do they gather? Where do they come from each day? What does it sound like? Where do these crows breed? Locally or afar? Bob and Dana enjoy extensive traveling all over the world to see some of its wonderful birds.

Bob Fox was a Superintendent of Schools in Hanover and Manchester-by-the-Sea, as well as a Professor at Bridgewater State College. He has traveled to 34 countries seeing birds and making presentations about such trips. He has volunteered at the Audubon Society of New Hampshire and the Denver Museum of Science.

Dana Fox developed a keen interest in birds at eight years old becoming a member of the Massachusetts Audubon Society (MAS) and the South Shore Bird Club at 12 years old. She attended Cornell University and majored in biology. Dana taught Biology in South India at a rural institute as part of an American Service Committee Program. She has been the leader of many bird trips and volunteered at the Audubon Society of New Hampshire and served on the NH Loon Preservation Committee.

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