Did you know that crows are capable of recognizing and remembering individual faces and can teach their children which individuals to avoid? Far from being “hard-wired” as previously thought, recent research proves that birds actually possess sophisticated cognitive abilities. Indeed, responding to changing conditions by changing the way they act, is often crucial to their survival. Join us as we compare and contrast the fascinating qualities of avian intelligence among four different species of birds: an American Crow, a Peregrine Falcon, a couple of owls, and a parrot.
Come and Experience these birds up close and hear about their tales as well as get educated about how you can help these birds in the wild and how you can help the Horizon Wings program.
Horizon Wings was formed in 2001 by Mary-Beth Kaeser as a 501C3 non-profit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center specializing in Birds of Prey located in Ashford, CT. Horizon Wings has several raptors that cannot be released back into the wild due to their injuries. Fortunately we are able to keep these birds at our center and, with a special permit, use them for educational programs.
Our mission at Horizon Wings is to rehabilitate birds of prey for release into the wild in order to maintain their population,
and to educate the community to enhance awareness of the environment.
It is our hope by doing this that we reach people of all ages and create the desire in them to help preserve our natural world.