Report from New Caledonia: Behind the scenes with CROW SMARTS!
August 25, 2014
Have you ever wondered what it’s like be in the field researching one of these books? Here’s the day-by-day, play-by-play, behind-the-scenes story of CROW SMARTS. Coming in 2016, CROW SMARTS tells the amazing story of New Caledonian crows, famous for their brainpower and their ability to make and use tools.
That evening we hike into the forest with a group of scientists who are radio-tracking kagu, a mostly flightless and highly endangered bird found only in New Caledonia. We locate five, all of which seem very grumpy about being woken up. Sorry, kagu. (That’s a kagu pictured above.)
Stay tuned for our next installment: Searching for the Holy Grail.
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