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American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Corvus
Species: brachyrhynchos


4 positives
3 neutrals
No negatives


This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Vincent, Alabama
, British Columbia
Marina, California
Daytona Beach, Florida
Hollywood, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Montpelier, Idaho
Rock Falls, Illinois
Westchester, Illinois
Coatesville, Indiana
Logansport, Indiana
Sioux City, Iowa
Yale, Iowa
Ewing, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Melbourne, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Halifax, Massachusetts
West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Paw Paw, Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan
Albertville, Minnesota
Le Center, Minnesota
Marietta, Mississippi
Cole Camp, Missouri
Saint Robert, Missouri
Lincoln, Nebraska
Warner, New Hampshire
Beachwood, New Jersey
Buffalo, New York
Hamburg, New York
Himrod, New York
New York City, New York
Yonkers, New York
Beulaville, North Carolina
Concord, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Bucyrus, Ohio
Corning, Ohio
Dayton, Ohio
Lebanon, Ohio
North Ridgeville, Ohio
Clarksville, Tennessee
Elizabethton, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Magnolia, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
San Marcos, Texas
Edinburg, Virginia
Walkerton, Virginia
Lakewood, Washington
Stanwood, Washington
Vancouver, Washington
Eglon, West Virginia
Appleton, Wisconsin

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Member Notes:

Positive crengle62 On Feb 9, 2009, crengle62 from Marina, CA
(Zone 10b) wrote:

I like them because they eat the snails in my garden and not the plants altho they will eat the young of other birds

Neutral IrisLover79 On Apr 30, 2009, IrisLover79 from Westchester, IL
(Zone 5b) wrote:

I really miss the crows. We used to have a ton when I was a kid, but I think the West Nile Virus killed most of them. They used to line the telephone wires behind my house (30 or more birds) & caw up a storm. (Although it was unnerving when they'd all sit there quietly, like in The Birds!) In my area, many people have gone years without seeing any. But we're starting to see a few, here and there, the past couple of years. Sure, they're loud & can be bullies, but they have good qualities, too. They clean up roadkill, they're pretty, smart & amusing. I really hope they come back.


Positive zoneimpaired On Jul 22, 2009, zoneimpaired from Toronto, ON
(Zone 6b) wrote:

I am living in Toronto Ontario, Canada and the crows disappeared there a couple of years ago. I did see a couple of them this spring but they might just have been passing through. I am in Nova Scotia at the moment and there are crows and ravens everywhere. It is good to see them eventhough they can be as much of a pest with garbage as racoons. As a kid I had a pet raven and I can tell you that they are extremely intelligent. Robb

Positive audsrz On Dec 31, 2010, audsrz from Traverse City, MI
(Zone 5a) wrote:

I have a whole murder of them that overwinter in the red pine across the road from me. I enjoy watching their antics as they try to figure out how to fit their big bodies on my birdfeeders. Thet usually give up and go back to picking through the compost pile, or taking off with the whole piece of fruit I set out for them. They and the turkeys both love small apples, peaches, pears, berries and any heels of bread that aren't going to be eaten anyway.

Positive MegaGwyn On Jan 23, 2012, MegaGwyn from West Roxbury, MA wrote:

I'm glad to see other members put in a good word for this clever, indispensable bird. In my neighborhood, they're definitely present, but more often heard than seen. I've only met one myself at close range; it was standing in my driveway and not at all put out at the sight of me.

Neutral tlm1 On Jul 10, 2012, tlm1 from Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a) wrote:

These large birds are definitely hated by the Mockingbirds in our area. The Mockingbirds "dive-bomb" these Crows until they finally give up and move out of the area. We have seen them raiding nests, and I'm quite sure that is why they are not welcome here.

Neutral HeidiKHandmade On Mar 9, 2013, HeidiKHandmade from Vancouver, WA wrote:

Plentiful here, and not afraid to waddle out of the way of oncoming traffic rather than fly. Occasionally seen in the company of seagulls, they do as they please. I personally have not witnessed any intelligent behavior, though I understand they recognize individual father was cawed at because he'd had to replace his hard hat, and the local crows didn't recognize him 'til he spoke to them.

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