Wyoming's ravens, crows and jays belong to the family Corvidae and are considered to be the most intelligent group of birds. They have had a long, close association with humans and are well known in literature, folklore, myths and legends and most certainly in campgrounds as tricksters and thieves. Members of the blackbird family, Icteridae, are a bit less renowned; but they are nonetheless readily recognized by many in Wyoming. It is the arrival of Red-winged Blackbirds and Western Meadowlarks (the state bird) that bring the first sounds of spring.
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