Birds have long fascinated humans. We marvel at their ability to fly, in fact the first human-created flying machines emulated bird's flapping wings. It turns out the ability to fly is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the extraordinary behaviors, adaptations and intelligence of the species.
Jennifer Ackerman's book The Genius of Birds brought to light the deep and varied intelligence of birds. She’s just published an equally fascinating book highlighting recent scientific research that is dramatically shifting our understanding of birds. The book is The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play Parent and Think. Mindy Todd hosts this interview on The Point.