John Marzluff, Professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington, began his career researching the social behavior and ecology of jays and ravens. He currently brings this behavioral approach to conservation issues as the leader of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serviceâ€™s Recovery Team for the critically endangered Mariana Crow, as a Fellow of the American Ornithologistâ€™s Union and as a member of the Washington Biodiversity Council. The author of more than 100 scientific papers, his recent book with Tony Angell, In the Company of Crows and Ravens, blends biology, conservation, and anthropology to suggest that human and crow cultures have co-evolved.
Crows and ravens are some of our most common, but least understood birds. Below we present a series of lectures lead by John Marzluff to learn about crow ecology, natural history, and behavior. Hear amazing examples of tool use by crows, complex communication among ravens, and the conservation needs of the endangered crows of Hawaii and the Mariana Islands.