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    American Crow / Corvus brachyrhynchos

    : favoring open landscapes, especially towns, villages and shorelines but found anywhere other than unbroken forest. Nests with eggs detected as early as late Apr. Usually roosts communally Oct-Mar, most recently on Sheep Porcupine Island, but no big roosts known at present. While primarily sedentary, some crows probably migrate south, likely returning by late Mar.

    Miscellany: There are surprisingly big gaps in our knowledge of American Crow behavior. Such studies require marked birds...and crows, canny birds that they are, are frustratingly difficult to trap...and even harder to retrap.

    You can learn more about American Crow here.

    Last Updated: August 16th, 2022


    1. 1. Sheep Porcupine Island 44.400216, -68.195103