Kaeli Swift

Crow Researcher

Kaeli Swift is a PhD student at the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington. Her research interests are studying cooperative behaviors and relationship dynamics in crows and other social corvids. She is currently working on understanding the function of widely observed crow “funerals.”

Kaeli Swift on KCRW

On this episode, Jeff calls back crow researcher Kaeli Swift and asks her what it was like to sit in silence with a stranger.

Fear of Silence

On this episode, Jeff calls back crow researcher Kaeli Swift and asks her what it was like to sit in silence with a stranger.

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On this episode of Here Be Monsters, we look at the strange behaviors of crows and how they might be able to teach humanity about the origins of funerals and emotions.

HBM038: Do Crows Mourn Their Dead?

On this episode of Here Be Monsters, we look at the strange behaviors of crows and how they might be able to teach humanity about the origins of funerals and emotions.

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