Corina Logan

New Caledonian crows love the candle nut forests around Sarramea where they drop candle nuts from a height to crack them open for a meal.   We found a nut cracking site and Alex Taylor explained how it all works. Step 1: Find a tall tree branch positioned high above a flat rock.   Step...

New Caledonian crows love the candle nut forests around Sarramea where they drop candle nuts from a height to crack them open for a meal.   We found a nut cracking site and Alex Taylor explained how it all works. Step 1: Find a tall tree branch positioned high above a flat rock.   Step...

New Caledonian crows love the candle nut forests around Sarramea where they drop candle nuts from a height to crack them open for a meal.   We found a nut cracking site and Alex Taylor explained how it all works. Step 1: Find a tall tree branch positioned high above a flat rock.   Step...

We’re pretty much in the middle of nowhere and there aren’t many events around to keep us entertained in our few hours off everyday. So we have to invent our own entertainment, which can include things like taking showers, doing laundry, and learning the statistical program R. This week, however, we decided to spice it...

From morning battery charging through evening data entry, watch the video for a glimpse of what the daily life of a crow researcher is like! Oh, of course, I ended up making another table. This time, however, it turned out much better! I discovered that the order in which the pieces are put together and...

My plexiglass pieces survived the 22 hour trip from Santa Barbara, California to New Caledonia and I appear to have skipped the jet lag! Alright, I’m in New Caledonia so I can start testing crows right? Wrong! First I have to build all of my apparatuses from all of the plexiglass I brought over. This...

My plexiglass pieces survived the 22 hour trip from Santa Barbara, California to New Caledonia and I appear to have skipped the jet lag! Alright, I’m in New Caledonia so I can start testing crows right? Wrong! First I have to build all of my apparatuses from all of the plexiglass I brought over. This...

My plexiglass pieces survived the 22 hour trip from Santa Barbara, California to New Caledonia and I appear to have skipped the jet lag! Alright, I’m in New Caledonia so I can start testing crows right? Wrong! First I have to build all of my apparatuses from all of the plexiglass I brought over. This...

Bird brain was considered an insult until a recent discovery that bird brains have a similar structure to that of the mammalian neocortex (the cognitive processing center). Researchers have begun looking for, and finding, avian intelligence in the large-brained species: crows use tools, rooks cooperate to get food, and western scrub-jays plan for the future....