• Fish Crow

    Common NameFish Crow
    Scientific NameCorvus ossifragus
    Type of ReportRare Species
    Date of Observation04/11/2017
    Number Observedone
    Reporting Observer's NameStacy Robinson
    Mailing AddressPO Box 92
    Port Henry, NY 12974
    United States
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    Date Completed04/17/2017
    Latitude of Observation0
    Longitude of Observation0
    Place NameWhitney Creek/Hospital Creek
    TownshipWest Addison
    Vermont eBird Checklist URLebird.org
    Time of Day09:50 AM
    Length of Time Observedapprox 10 seconds
    Maximum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)100'
    Minimum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)30'
    Optical Equipment Used for Observation

    Vortex 10 X 42 field glasses

    Observer’s Previous Acquaintance With This or Similar Species

    There are nesting Fish Crows in my home county of Essex in Schroon Lake, NY. I have observed and recorded Fish Crows in Schroon Lake. I have also birded in Florida several times and spent many hours on a golf cart in Florida listening to Fish Crows vocalize. Feel very comfortable with separating this species from AMCR by call.

    I certify that that attachments included with this report were captured during this observation event​​.
    Description of Habitat

    This lone bird flew over me as I was walking along the trail west of the creek and north of Lake Champlain.

    Behaviors Observed

    It flew in a straight line repeatedly vocalizing

    Description of Vocalizations

    nasally awwp awwp call

    Verbal Narrative & Description of Observation

    small all black crow flying towards me and passing overhead vocalizing repeatedly the nasal flight call of a Fish Crow.

    Relative Size & Shape

    small crow size

    Feet & Bill


    IMPORTANT: What similar species were eliminated when making the identification and how was this bird different?

    Differentiated from AMCR by call

    This report was written from notes taken:Written from Memory

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