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Welcome to Crows in Vermont!

It's a phenomenon that grabs your attention during the winter - massive flocks of crows at dusk. And your brain starts cycling through all kinds of questions as you watch...why are there so many of them? What are they doing? Why this spot?

So, let's help each other answer some of these questions and come up with new ones to explore. Here's how to start:

1. Get outside between 4 pm and 6 pm which is peak activity time for crows coming together to roost for the evening.

2. There are three things to look for: streaming, staging and roosting.

Streaming: this is best described as a line of crows all coming from one direction and heading in one direction. Please share location and direction the crows are coming from or going to. For help on counting moving birds: http://bit.ly/counting201_eBird

Staging: these are groups of crows gathering prior to sunset. Typically, ...more ↓

Posted on February 02, 2013 05:17 AM by bridgetvt bridgetvt | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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Crows In Vermont grew out of the public's interest in the winter flocks of crows that form at day break especially in urban areas. We'll endeavor to track and map them here.

A couple of observations we are particularly interested in are:

Count: individual or small group sightings are welcome, we encourage participants to try to estimate the size of roosting flocks. Here's a ...more ↓

6811 mini bridgetvt created this project on January 19, 2013

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