In this episode, we heard about Prof. Marzluff’s research and academic work during the pandemic. He also shared news on the launch of his new citizen scientist app for young people. We discussed the many facets of a winter crow roost: how large they can be, staging and flying to the overnight roost, Crow family social dynamics, roosts as information centers, the deafening vocalizations around an overnight roost, and then approached to counting crows in a roost!
In this episode, we explored how Prof. Clark first became involved with birds, her academic work and doctorate at the University of Chicago, her teaching and research at Binghamton University, her extensive research and field work with American and Fish Crows, and her approach to counting Crows around an overnight winter roost.
Kevin shares how he first got started in birding; his research on the biology of American Crows; an overview of his new Bird Academy course on Crows about the remarkable lives of American Crows - from their complex social lives to their impressive problem-solving skills...
Our first guest on the new Crow Patrol podcast is Wayne Petersen, Director of Important Bird Areas (IBA) for Mass Audubon. Listen to Wayne describe his experiences with Crows over his lifetime, and his impressions from the Winter Crow Roost in Lawrence, MA. Wayne wrote an excellent article, titled, "Licorice in the Sky" for Mass Audubon about this overnight Crow roost phenomenon...
By Dugan Arnett Globe Staff,Updated February 17, 2020, 3:27 p.m. LAWRENCE — They arrive, every evening, by the thousands, [...]
by Craig Gibson While by no means ubiquitous, winter crow roosts can be found in urban environments [...]
WBZ NewsRadio 1/30/2020 LAWRENCE, Mass. — It’s not an Alfred Hitchcock movie. It’s a natural phenomenon that thousands of [...]
The Eagle Tribune 1/28/2020 By Terry Date LAWRENCE — So many crows. So many questions. It's a bone-chilling sunset [...]
Lawrence Winter Crow Roost Becomes Catalyst for Artistic Expression, Community Outreach, and Citizen Science
BIRD OBSERVER Vol. 47, No.6, 2019
By Craig B. Gibson
It’s a phenomenon that rivals a work of art: the winter crow roost in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
Muse Magazine is a well known magazine for students about science, culture, and nature. It has just published a [...]