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Zoom Recording: Gifts of the Crow, with Dr. John Marzluff

April 5, 2023

The recording of this program is now available

Two Ravens (John Marzluff)
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Gifts of the Crow, with Dr. John Marzluff.

Crows are mischievous, playful, social, passionate, and eloquent, with brains huge for their body size. They mate for life and associate with relatives and neighbors for years. And they know us. They live in our gardens, parks, and cities, they recognize our peculiarities, they avoid those who scold or threaten, they approach those who care for and feed them. They give us gifts. Humans and corvids have culturally co-evolved and we share the seven traits of language, delinquency, frolic, passion, wrath, risk-taking, and awareness.

With his extraordinary research on the intelligence and startling abilities of corvids—crows, ravens, and jays—scientist John Marzluff tells amazing stories of these brilliant birds and offer us an in-depth look at these complex creatures and our shared behaviors.

Dr. John Marzluff is a Professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Studies. He earned his B.Sc. in Wildlife Biology, at the University of Montana, his M.Sc. Biology and his Ph.D. in Zoology, both at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. He did Postdoctoral Studies at the University of Vermont.
Among his published materials he has written a book entitled Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans. He is, in his own words, “an enthusiastic teacher who thrives on the intellectual challenge of keeping a step ahead of highly motivated students.”

Dr. John’s Other Offers
International Collegiate Ornithological Network – Facebook
Crow Scientist: The real-world science app for kids — at your App store
Avian Conservation Lab Website

Denizens of the evening sky (John Marzluff)
One Comment
  1. Elaine Brix permalink
    April 5, 2023 10:27 pm

    This presentation by Dr. Marzluff was absolutely brilliant! Mesmerizing, hilarious, jaw-dropping. So much I never knew. I live in an apartment in West LA and there’s so much concrete, but they are in treetops and sometimes even on the road’s edge wildly working on some things potentially forageable, in alleyways high up observing the trash process. Sharing this with my sister in Boston and daughter locally for sure!! Just wonderful! THANK YOU!!!


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