Susan Murphy

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Why Ravens and Crows Are Earth’s Smartest Birds

Year of the Bird<p>Their brains may be tiny, but birds have been known to outsmart children and apes.<p>Until the 21st century, birds were largely dismissed as simpletons. How smart can you be with a brain the size of a nut?<p>And yet the more we study bird intelligence, the more those assumptions are …

Drums

How to download Netflix shows to watch offline

Netflix recently followed in the footsteps of major rival Amazon Prime by adding the option to download shows and watch them offline.<p>Netflix fans …

TV shows

It’s a Family Affair

Sam Woods and Keith Barnes know a thing or two about traveling to the far reaches of the earth in search of obscure bird species such as Przewalski’s …

How tiny Vaux’s Swifts create a giant annual spectacle

Vaux’s Swifts descend into the chimney of Chapman Elementary School in Portland, Oregon. Photo by planephotoman.<i>In a delightful essay in our December</i> …

King’s Projects – Thailand Birding

For all of us who love Thailand October 13th 2016 is a very sad day with the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, aged 88. Apart from his steadying …

Can a College Course on Birding Change the World? University of Vermont Says Yes

Once a week, University of Vermont student Nathaniel Sharp trudges through Burlington’s wildlife-rich Derway Island with the nature club from the J.J. Flynn Elementary School, hoping to spot a turkey vulture or a pileated woodpecker.<p>Not only do he and other UVM students get academic credit for this …

Birdwatching

28 incredible roads to drive in your lifetime

From a mountain pass in Abu Dhabi to routes that wind through the Swiss Alps, these roads make for a drive you won't soon forget.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>