Craig Gibson is a well-known bird and conservation photographer. While he has photographed Bald Eagles in Alaska, Puffin and Northern Gannet breeding colonies off the SW coast of Ireland to Gentoo Penguins and Wandering Albatrosses in Antarctica, his current focus is on the Winter Crow Roost in the extended area around Lawrence, MA.
In 2017, Craig, Dana, and Bob worked together in close collaboration to form the Crow Patrol in the Lawrence area. Over the past two winter seasons, they have documented more than 250 observation nights, while monitoring the overnight staging and roosting of American and Fish Crows. Craig has made over 150 Crow Roost specific postings to eBird. A real-time, online birding checklist program, especially important for citizen science projects.
Craig’s Crow photos have appeared in the Essex Art Center exhibition; Bird Observer, the bi-monthly birding journal; a number of Mass Audubon Society publications, the Eagle Tribune newspaper, the Cornell Lab Bird Academy’s new online course, “Anything but Common: the Hidden Life of the American Crow,” Muse a “Parents Choice” Gold award winning magazine for middle school students that features articles about science, history, and the arts; as well as in a new Peterson’s Guide series book on bird behavior coming out by well-known author and naturalist John Kricher.