Watch Now! History of Crows & Corvids in Modern Media

Recorded April 16, 2024.

Since people first began telling stories, we’ve been fascinated with the iconic black birds, earning them an often dark and mysterious reputation. Join Ursula Valdez to explore how crows and other corvids have been portrayed in modern media — from Alfred Hitchcock’s 'The Birds' and beyond.

About the Speaker

Ursula Valdez is a University of Washington lecturer and professor specializing in natural history and ecology. Her research has identified more than 50 species of birds in the UW Bothell wetlands and she most recently presented at the campus’ annual Crow Watch. 

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