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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!

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

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Not sure about the color of the bands, but I have seen this banded crow a couple times in the past few weeks in this same location.
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Not sure about the color of the bands, but I have seen this banded crow a couple times in the past few weeks in this same location.
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Sunny morning, still, about 8:15 a.m. Crow with gray (possibly silver?) band on left leg perched on a signpost on the viewpoint/bluff where the loop and south beach trails split. "80" clearly visible, with possibly a 9 before and possibly a 1 or 7 after. Fairly clear photo of band available if helpful.
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I was out taking pictures of birds and I saw several crows at the marked spot at Magnusen Park. Noticing that one of them had leg bands on I took a picture of it so I wouldn't forget to report it. I have the picture of you want it, but the crow (and its unbanded companions) seemed healthy and alert.
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Crow was perched on light standard on Seattle University Campus. 11:30 AM Bird flew down to forage on grass. Wonder if this is the same bird reported 2010 just to the west, as shown on the map. lower bands were light in color could have been light blue or gray.
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One dead crow foot w/ band still attached [not sure l or r] -- first noticed on 6 Apr, remembered to note band info just today: Yellow band NPA [vertical] 7 = AF 3250 Band along diag walking trail between Clallam Pl & E Stevens Way on UW campus. Can be more specific if needed
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Not really sure if it was its right or left leg, but saw the number 402 on it. Now you know where it is. Sorry for your loss.
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While on a walk, we saw a mid-sized crow trying to chase away a large Bald Eagle(!). The Eagle was perched at the very top of a tall tree and simply did not seem to care about the crow that was squawking and dive-bombing. The kerfuffle continued as we continued our walk and left the area.
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Five crows were wading at the shore of Lake Washington at Stan Sayres. The water was about an inch deep and the birds waded in, splashed about, and waded around.
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