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Welcome to the Seattle Crow Area Mapping Project!

Have you noticed hundreds of crows streaming through the shadows at dusk, or witnessed a crow harass a bald eagle? Crows are all around us and it seems that everyone has at least one story to tell. If you do too, here is your chance! I've created an interactive website enabling citizen scientists to share their observations of daily migrations, nightly roosts, banded crows, and more, with scientists and each other. The ultimate goals of the project are to involve more people in the process of scientific discovery and explore our cultural fascination with our corvid neighbors. During this process I hope we will build a useful database of crow happenings in the Puget Sound region and beyond. Sightings can be submitted and accessed from a map on the website, via Twitter, or by posting photos to Flickr. Help us collect data on these fascinating birds!

Published in Earthcare Northwest, the official newsletter of Seattle Audubon, site by Eric Collins (rec3141@gmail.com)

This project is sponsored by Prof. John Marzluff in the College of Forestry Resources at the University of Washington

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2016-01-30
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There was so many crows i couldn't count even if it were a still image. I was so amazed i called my wife it was 5:30pm today 1/29/16 and there were thousands! They seemed to act in groups though it was strange. Swarming in circled groups rotating through the other groups as if dancing together. I however was freaked out thinking we would have an earthquake or something.
2016-01-08
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Please be as detailed as you can.... anecdotes, stories, behaviors, exact crow counts, location detail, time details, weather, bands with letters or numbers, etc... Thank you!
2016-01-07
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10:57, on my way in for class. Crow was perched on the handrail to the right of the entrance (facing the building). Crow was accompanied by multiple conspecifics, unbanded.
2016-01-06
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Multiple flocks in and out all day with the heaviest concentrations morning and evening. These crows have been doing this for years; however since the area has changed from a commercial nursery (Vibrant nee Vibert) to a residential development in process; significantly more flocks gather at different parts of the day.
2016-01-03
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Crows are streaming in small groups but endlessly from the northwest to the southeast.
2015-12-30
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first time i've seen a banded crow with the group that I throw peanuts to daily. He seemed more used to being fed than the other crows. Calmly waited for his peanuts to be tossed to him.
2015-12-29
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1 crow sighted on balcony of 3rd floor of office building. Band info: green (right) - red + green? + metal. Activity: Foraging & perching! They like to perch and look for food sometimes hang out for a while.
2015-12-11
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4 crows together watching around newly constructed house. One banded. Right leg appeared to have a white or cream colored band over red. Left clearly red over green. Saw at a15' distance.
2015-12-11
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I have been feeding the crows in Evergreen Washelli cemetery peanuts for years. I walk my dogs there daily. I usually have a following, but this is the first time that I have ever seen a banded crow. It looked like just one yellow band.
2015-12-11
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I have been feeding the crows in Evergreen Washelli cemetery peanuts for years. I walk my dogs there daily. I usually have a following, but this is the first time that I have ever seen a banded crow. It looked like just one yellow band.
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