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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.
2015-07-20
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Foraging for food on our rooftop deck.
2015-07-17
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we feed the ravens and I recently noticed a new friend coming to eat by himself, in the afternoon, now today I saw this banded crow? with a new friend who isn't banded, I think his left foot has two bands but didn't have my glasses on this morning to see what color it is for sure orange and maybe green below it?
2015-07-17
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we feed the ravens and I recently noticed a new friend coming to eat by himself, in the afternoon, now today I saw this banded crow? with a new friend who isn't banded, I think his left foot has two bands but didn't have my glasses on this morning to see what color it is for sure orange and maybe green below it?
2015-07-17
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we feed the ravens and I recently noticed a new friend coming to eat by himself, in the afternoon, now today I saw this banded crow? with a new friend who isn't banded, I think his left foot has two bands but didn't have my glasses on this morning to see what color it is for sure orange and maybe green below it?
2015-07-13
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Day two!(I am assuming same crow) I think I have an enemy. This crow again 3 times swooped at me while I was walking along NE 45 ST toward the bus stop across from Baskin-Robins.
2015-07-12
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On my way to QFC I was crossing Union Bay PL NE from NE 45 PL. I watched (my blue sweatshirt hood was up) as this single crow began to caw and follow me. As made it to the side of the street where Tully's is at it Swooped at me 2 times, after the second time I decided to stand under the awning at Tully's. I listened to see if it had stopped, not seeing it, continued walking on NE 45th ST toward QFC...The crow was hidden in the trees and swooped at me again brushing my face. This time I ran to the store.
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