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Studying The Common Raven In Maine

Steve Scher
05/04/2011 at 9:00 a.m.

Ravens are large, imposing birds. They can be tricky, clever and even scary to some people. No one is quick to forget Poe's words, "Quoth the raven, 'Nevermore.'" An interest in ravens led John and Colleen Marzluff to a frozen cabin in western Maine to conduct the first extensive study on the common raven's winter ecology. What did they discover in the frozen north, surrounded by sled dogs and ravens? We'll find out today.

Related Event

Colleen and John Marzluff are speaking at the Northwest Stream Center between Seattle and Everett on May 5 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m, located at 600 128th St SE, Everett.


John Marzluff is a scientist known for his work on the ecology and behavioral biology of jays, crows, ravens and their relatives. He is a professor of wildlife science at the College of the Environment at the University of Washington. He's also the author of four books including, with co–author Tony Angell, "In The Company Of Crows And Ravens."

Colleen Marzluff is trained in wildlife biology, has worked as a research technician and is an expert in the raising and training of sled and herding dogs. Colleen and John Marzluff's new book is "Dog Days, Raven Nights."

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