speaking of crows..........

John C. Withey jwithey at u.washington.edu
Sun Jun 10 20:01:29 PDT 2001


the short answer:

We are banding crows at a variety of sites in King and Snohomish counties
to: 1) study reproductive success along a gradient of urbanization and 2)
detect movement patterns of juvenile crows, in order to 3) explain the
apparent exponential increase in the crow population, and relate our
findings to songbird studies in the same areas. As far as we can tell,
it's not just a matter of 'life is good in the city' for crows.

We love hearing about banded crow sightings, so if you get a good look at
the colors & placement of the bands please report it to me or through
the web page form - or for more information on our research, look up

http://courses.washington.edu/vseminar/main.htm and
http://courses.washington.edu/vseminar/survey.htm

thanks,
John Withey
Seattle
jwithey at u.washington.edu

On Sat, 9 Jun 2001 Lovcukes at aol.com wrote:


> I'm curious about the banding of crows. I observed one with 4 bands hopping

> around under the bird feeders and wonder why anyone would bother about

> banding such a common bird. But it may be that I just don't know enough

> about why bird are banded in the first place. Maybe someone could shed some

> light on this?

>

> Dayna Yalowicki

> Bothell, W

> lovcukes at aol.com

>




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