In the Company of Corvids

In the Company of Corvids

In the Company of Corvids

Event Details

When
Jul 26, 2019 11:00 AM to
Jul 28, 2019 03:00 PM
Where
North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
Instructor
Triple Accommodations
$300.00
Double Accommodations
$395.00
Single Accommodations
$575.00
Cost with no Lodging
$210.00
Clock hours
18.0
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Crows, ravens, nutcrackers, and jays are among the most intelligent bird species on this planet. Did you know that many of our Northwest corvid species can learn how to use tools, play, mourn the dead, recognize human faces, and detect patterns of behavior in other species?

All corvids display a range of intelligent behaviors that not only surpass that of other birds, but most mammals as well,” writes the science writer for Motherboard. “To the uninitiated, the idea that a bird species could be up there with dolphins and chimps might be pretty surprising, but the evidence is insurmountable.”

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Join Dr. Kaeli Swift for a weekend of exploring the curious world of Washington's corvids. Through field demonstrations, short lectures and excursions through the beautiful Methow Valley, we will learn about the crows, ravens, jays and nutcrackers that share our spaces and what makes them special.

The course will cover a broad range of topics including behavior, mythology and conservation, and promises to both answer your burning corvid question and ignite new ones.