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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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2016-07-20
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Just moved and noticed the flocks headed to the Bothell roost at dusk (around 9 pm). Last night had three distinct groups (I joked that it was the Woodinville, then Redmond, and then Issaquah flocks heading over to Bothell)
2016-07-16
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I was alerted to an injured/sick crow yesterday evening around 7pm not because I saw the bird on the ground, but because I was 'spoken to' harshly by his/her two companions. Said companions have remained directly above the injured crow or within sight. Each time I go out to check on the injured bird or bring it water in a dish, the two above me start in again making a cacophony of noise and are now buzzing me. Fascinating.
2016-07-08
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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!
2016-06-09
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Crow follows me around, flying pretty close to me and cawing at me, near this school. It's been doing it for the past year.
2016-06-09
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My son walks home from high school daily and gets buzzed by a crow north of NE 8th on 108th Ave NE, on the east side of the street. He has never done anything to provoke them but he experiences an average of two dives/buzzes per day. He reports seeing no other people being buzzed and is wondering if there is anything he can do to avoid the nuisance without changing his route.
2016-06-08
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My son walks home from high school daily and gets buzzed by a crow north of NE 8th on 108th Ave NE, on the east side of the street. He has never done anything to provoke them but he experiences an average of two dives/buzzes per day. He reports seeing no other people being buzzed and is wondering if there is anything he can do to avoid the nuisance without changing his route.
2016-06-03
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Watched a crow bury something in my vegetable garden, went out and dug it up and it was a piece of cooked meat. By "bury" I mean put in a hole and cover with dirt using its beak. I put the meat back.
2016-06-01
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As I was walking, I was dive bombed no less than 3 times. I heard at least 2 crows cawing as I walked past, but didn't notice any special characteristics. I gathered there must be a nest nearby.
2016-05-30
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My neighbor feeds critters raw peanuts. When a crow brings them over to my roof and tucks them under a shake to be held while the crow extracts the nut, is that tool-using?
2016-05-13
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I saw this crow foraging on the grass of the NOAA campus in Sand Point. It was about 8:30 AM
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