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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

Last sightings (view all)
2014-09-04
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Are brown crows. common? I do not know, I am not a serious bird watcher. If anyone is interested, I did see one at the Des Moines Marina near the fishing pier. It was a warm, SUNY afternoon. The bird seemed to be having some sort of confrontation with a large number of seagulls. I noticed only two other crows in the vicinity, both black. When the brown crow flew up, the feathers underneath appeared very light in color, not like any crow I have seen before. The feathers around the head and body a dark brown.
2014-09-04
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Are brown crows. common? I do not know, I am not a serious bird watcher. If anyone is interested, I did see one at the Des Moines Marina near the fishing pier. It was a warm, SUNY afternoon. The bird seemed to be having some sort of confrontation with a large number of seagulls. I noticed only two other crows in the vicinity, both black. When the brown crow flew up, the feathers underneath appeared very light in color, not like any crow I have seen before. The feathers around the head and body a dark brown.
2014-08-18
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I've seen hundreds of crows roost in the Southwest Queen Anne Greenbelt. There is a lookout point over the greenbelt and there is a large roosting tree. I've seen the evening migration at dusk many times. Quite a sight!
2014-08-16
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2014-07-27
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Nest w/3 crows. Our backyard. Crows caw and purr and yarble in our three trees all day. They hop between branches and pull the moss off the trees. They rub their beaks on branches.
2014-07-26
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The crows between Dexter and Westlake are incredibly noisy. They caw incessantly from about 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and longer. They have bullying tendencies and in the last three years I have watched them drive away most if not all of the songbirds.
2014-07-05
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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!
2014-07-02
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A new crow to our feeding spot. He was eating with three other unbanded crows.
2014-06-27
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Banded crow and smaller crow were inside a hospital garage "chatting" and jumping. I tried to get a picture of the band colors but it flew away.
2014-06-18
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adult crows attacking juvenile crow by Hilton hotel on 176th. pecking the little over the head multiple times until he fell off the tree. the pursuit continued on the ground. they were now focusing on pecking on his feet. they were gonna kill the little guy and so I stepped in and chased them away. but they were relentless coming back and swooping. stayed with the little fella till the adults flew away.
Last Tweets (view all)
2013-06-11
jmeowmeow cawed from
Nesting crows versus hummingbirds in my backyard for a few weeks now. Juvenile crow now contributing. Noisy. #seattlecrows
2013-06-11
jmeowmeow cawed from
Nesting crows versus hummingbirds in my backyard for a few weeks now. Juvenile crow now contributing. Noisy. #seattlecrows
2013-06-10
jmeowmeow cawed from
Nesting crows versus hummingbirds in my backyard for a few weeks now. Juvenile crow now contributing. Noisy. #seattlecrows
2013-06-10
jmeowmeow cawed from
Nesting crows versus hummingbirds in my backyard for a few weeks now. Juvenile crow now contributing. Noisy. #seattlecrows
2013-06-09
jmeowmeow cawed from
Nesting crows versus hummingbirds in my backyard for a few weeks now. Juvenile crow now contributing. Noisy. #seattlecrows
2013-06-09
jmeowmeow cawed from
Nesting crows versus hummingbirds in my backyard for a few weeks now. Juvenile crow now contributing. Noisy. #seattlecrows
2013-06-08
jmeowmeow cawed from
Nesting crows versus hummingbirds in my backyard for a few weeks now. Juvenile crow now contributing. Noisy. #seattlecrows
2013-06-08
jmeowmeow cawed from
Nesting crows versus hummingbirds in my backyard for a few weeks now. Juvenile crow now contributing. Noisy. #seattlecrows
2013-06-07
jmeowmeow cawed from
Nesting crows versus hummingbirds in my backyard for a few weeks now. Juvenile crow now contributing. Noisy. #seattlecrows