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#52507
Hey all, i don't know why i've never noticed before but last night around sunset, while taking a walk in the alley near my home in North Vancouver i saw 100+ crows all flying east together to their nightly roosting spot.
My question, does anyone know where the North Vancouver crows roost at night?
It was quite the sight to behold :)
#52558
Each evening most Northwestern Crows head to Willingdon Avenue close to where Highway 1 intersects, it's a small wooded area with Still Creek running through it.

Northwestern Crows are like a tribe with the most important crows are in the center of the roost and the least important crows on the outer edges, there are even outcasts who have been kicked out of the roost and are in danger from predators because they lack the protection from the roost.

Here's a cool article in the Province about the Northwestern Crow roost.

http://www.theprovince.com/life/Murder+ ... story.html
#52676
northvanrob wrote:Each evening most Northwestern Crows head to Willingdon Avenue close to where Highway 1 intersects, it's a small wooded area with Still Creek running through it.

Northwestern Crows are like a tribe with the most important crows are in the center of the roost and the least important crows on the outer edges, there are even outcasts who have been kicked out of the roost and are in danger from predators because they lack the protection from the roost.

Here's a cool article in the Province about the Northwestern Crow roost.

http://www.theprovince.com/life/Murder+ ... story.html
Yeh, i was wondering if the North Van crows were part of the Willingdon group, pretty cool that they all get together like that.
Thanks Rob :)
#52850
northvanrob wrote:Each evening most Northwestern Crows head to Willingdon Avenue close to where Highway 1 intersects, it's a small wooded area with Still Creek running through it.

Northwestern Crows are like a tribe with the most important crows are in the center of the roost and the least important crows on the outer edges, there are even outcasts who have been kicked out of the roost and are in danger from predators because they lack the protection from the roost.

Here's a cool article in the Province about the Northwestern Crow roost.

http://www.theprovince.com/life/Murder+ ... story.html
Hey thanks for those interesting details!

My brother lives on the top floor just off commercial dr and when we've been partying on the rooftop deck the crows are flying up the hill from strathcona park right over hour heads... and if we duck behind the railing they'll come 3 ft above it. Hundreds come over every night and it's always amazing.
#52870
The Burnaby roost isn't the only Northwestern Crow roost, there's one in Port Moody, Richmond and Surrey and a small one up Indian Arm.

There used to be a big crow roost on Bowyer Island in the Howe Sound.

Here's an interesting article from a few years back about Northwestern Crow roosts.

http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2010/11/2 ... -of-crows/
#52876
northvanrob wrote:The Burnaby roost isn't the only Northwestern Crow roost, there's one in Port Moody, Richmond and Surrey and a small one up Indian Arm.

There used to be a big crow roost on Bowyer Island in the Howe Sound.

Here's an interesting article from a few years back about Northwestern Crow roosts.

http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2010/11/2 ... -of-crows/
Nice, thanks for the link :D
#90809
Hi, there must be a rookery in North Vancouver as I just watched a bunch fly over that way. I am thinking it is at the little river park just before you take the exit to go south on Iron Workers Memorial.
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