Ravens flock to Anchorage in the winter months. One of the smartest birds, researchers have observed ravens using gestures to direct another ravens attention. This is the first time it has been observed in animals other then humans and primates. In stories from Southeast Alaska, Raven released the sun and the moon into the world.
Ravens can be seen all around Anchorage, raiding garbage cans, eating berries from ornamental trees, soaring around buildings as they ride the updrafts on windy days and during mating season, in late winter, performing aerial acrobatics.