Date: 2/26/17 11:09 am
From: Joan Reynolds <joanreynolds...>
Heard my first Fish Crow of 2017 in Benton County this morning just east of


On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 4:10 PM, Karen Holliday <ladyhawke1...> wrote:

> Heard my first Fish Crow of 2017 while standing on my back deck at 6:45
> a.m. this morning in Maumelle. Nice way to start the day, but then I had
> to go to work instead of going birding. :-(
> Karen Holliday
> On Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:09 PM, Jodi Morris <
> <mjodimorris...> wrote:
> Heard to Fish Crowd this morning, first in 2017, at Little Rock Central
> High.
> On Feb 22, 2017 4:43 PM, "Joseph Neal" <joeneal...> wrote:
> Fish Crows (2) were calling among more numerous American Crows in Boxley
> Valley, Buffalo National River February 19 (close to earliest arrival of
> which I’m aware, February 5). They were also calling this morning at Lake
> Fayetteville. Fish Crows don’t overwinter in northwest Arkansas. My last
> one last fall was November 5, 2016, at Lost Bridge South Park on Beaver
> Lake. Fish Crows were unreported in the western Ozarks of Arkansas until
> the 1980s, but they have steadily expanded as a nesting bird throughout our
> area, apparently at least in part a result of changing climate. National
> Audubon lists Fish Crow as a “Climate Threatened” species. According to
> Audubon’s analysis: “climate model forecasts continued shifting climate
> space for this species, most troublingly with only 23% remaining stable in
> winter, and a concurrent 26% reduction in suitable winter space.”

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