Amazingly intelligent beings. After revolutionary new research, some birds rival their remarkable intelligence with primates and even humans. In The Guru of Birds, celebrated author Jennifer Ackerman explores her newly discovered brilliance and how it came about. As she travels around the world to the cutting edge of research, Ackerman not only tells the story of the birds’ newly discovered genius, but also delves into the latest insights into the bird brain itself, which shift our gaze to what it is meant to be smart to be. At once personal yet scientific, richly informative and beautifully written, the genius of birds celebrates the triumph of these surprising and extremely intelligent creatures.