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Alaska Science Forum: Unusual songbird meets an early snowstorm

...and we only find them when something goes wrong.To learn more about the golden-crowned kinglet, I pulled out Bernd Heinrich's "Winter World." The golden-crowned kinglet is the star of the biologist's book.I am "amazed when I step...
Public invited to 'Flight to Adventure' presentation

...presentation will discuss the fieldwork and methods used in what would become the first-ever extensive study of the winter ecology of the Common Raven under the tutelage of biologist Bernd Heinrich. This event is free and open to the public.
Ravens: Smarter than you think

...written with his wife, Colleen. The book tracks the Marzluffs' three-year research project, led by biologist Bernd Heinrich, in the woods of western Maine. Then newly married, the Marzluffs constructed a huge aviary, studying hundreds...
Ravens just doing their jobs

...winter and the ravens have to compete for what's available. In the book "Ravens in Winter," raven researcher Bernd Heinrich reported on a number of studies that showed that ravens catch live prey. While rodents and birds may not be a large...
Tips on Tracks: Raven

...carcass. They are survivors, opportunists and are noted for their intelligence. In the book "Ravens in Winter," Bernd Heinrich writes about this bird's problem-solving skills. "Ravens faced with a novel task, such as getting food that...
On the Trails: Midwinter rambles the wolf's head and quickly darting up and away when the wolf leaped at it. A daring sort of game, indeed. Bernd Heinrich, who studied ravens intensively, suggests that games of daring are a way to show off to other ravens and build status...
Bird brains: Feathered friends that boast incredible memories

...exactly where they left it. If they remove a cache, or see another bird remove it, they won't look for it again.Bernd Heinrich, in his book of "Mind of the Raven," relates observing the caching behavior of captive ravens. He describes one...
Life recycled on a far-off gravel bar

...propane.Those odors attracted the big animals - the bear, wolverine and the raven, which author and biologist Bernd Heinrich calls "the premier northern undertaker." The ravens, he points out in his book "Life Everlasting; the Animal...
Beach ravens make for first-class entertainment near Crow Point up, poured the treats out of the open end of the bag onto the sand, and gobbled them up. No trouble at all! Bernd Heinrich, the well-known biologist and nature writer, also found ravens could solve puzzles that stymied crows (see his...
Juneau Empire Online Local: Wiley ravens have IQ to spare, scientists say 9/7/97

...anyone's developed an IQ test,'' Phil Schempf said. The closest anyone's come to testing bird intelligence is Bernd Heinrich, a field biologist at the University of Vermont. Heinrich hung a hunk of meat on a string in a cage with five ravens...


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