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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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2015-12-02
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Looks like a crow was struck by a car at around 3:30; wing broken, beak tip chipped and blood just inside beak. Other crows were gathered in the trees above calling very loudly gathering much attention from passers-by. Cawing drowned out many other sounds it was so loud. Non-aggressive but louder, as we moved it to the sidewalk. Gathering had dispersed by the time we returned, 4:30.
2015-12-02
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Looks like a crow was struck by a car at around 3:30; wing broken, beak tip chipped and blood just inside beak. Other crows were gathered in the trees above calling very loudly gathering much attention from passers-by. Cawing drowned out many other sounds it was so loud. Non-aggressive but louder, as we moved it to the sidewalk. Gathering had dispersed by the time we returned, 4:30.
2015-12-02
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Looks like a crow was struck by a car at around 3:30; wing broken, beak tip chipped and blood just inside beak. Other crows were gathered in the trees above calling very loudly gathering much attention from passers-by. Cawing drowned out many other sounds it was so loud. Non-aggressive but louder, as we moved it to the sidewalk. Gathering had dispersed by the time we returned, 4:30.
2015-12-02
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Looks like a crow was struck by a car at around 3:30; wing broken, beak tip chipped and blood just inside beak. Other crows were gathered in the trees above calling very loudly gathering much attention from passers-by. Cawing drowned out many other sounds it was so loud. Non-aggressive but louder, as we moved it to the sidewalk. Gathering had dispersed by the time we returned, 4:30.
2015-06-02
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It was a cloudy day with sunbreaks at the time of the sighting. I was sitting outside the Hub at the UW on a balcony when the banded crow flew towards me and perched on the railing in front of me. It looked at me and then flew to a raised bed about two feet from where I sat and foraged around in the dirt for a minute or two and then flew away.
2015-03-24
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Two crows are building a nest in a nearby pine tree. One of them was hopping around in my lilac bush, pulling on twig-size branches quite vigorously, trying to break them off. Finally he got one, about 6 inches long. He flew with it to my neighbor's roof, set it down, and examined it. Then deftly broke off one little side branch, apparently to make it the right shape. Then took it to the nest.
2015-03-23
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Crow is sick. tries to eat, cannot even swallow wet bread. Tries the cache. Body fluffy head pulled into body. Sits and stares, addled, lets me near him. walks around searching but cannot eat. can still fly, this is his last day.
2015-03-20
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In the evening especially in summer, it's a "crow freeway" over my apt. They talk to each other on the way. As the sun goes down,they are headed in the direction of the U of W Bothell, but I don't know if that is actually where they will spend the night. In the early morning they are coming back from that same direction and dispersing. I have a pair that have territory around my apartment building.
2015-03-18
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A crow flew into a small near and a robin darted in after it, pecked it's head on the way by, and landed slightly above the crow and away about 4 feet. The robin was alarming loudly. The crow dropped it's head and hunched it's shoulders.
2015-03-15
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