Date: 12/30/20 7:42 am
From: CRAIG GIBSON <cbgibson...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Hartford Crow Roost: recent visit
Greetings all,

For those with an interest, had an exciting visit Saturday night at the long standing Winter Crow Roost in Hartford, CT.

It was a cold, dry evening and the streaming, staging, and roosting Crow activities were exhilarating to watch and behold!

Over past few days, have been in contact with members of the team of Hartford CBC counters who have been tracking and counting this roost for years. Recently, they have had big variations in their roost counts, and have shared a number of invaluable lessons on the very unique task of counting Crows, in and around an overnight winter roost, at dusk, in the dark, and with all types of wild flight patterns around the general roost area. A list of lessons learned is at bottom of post and well worth a look!

Please review the lessons learned list and share other ideas you might have by return email. I'm working on a Winter Crow Roost counting guide and welcome inputs.



Craig Gibson
2020 Crow Patrol
Lawrence, MA
cbgibson AT
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