19 December 2022
Pittsburgh’s Xmas Bird Matter is just 12 days away on 31 December 2022 so my look for Pittsburgh’s wintertime crow roost has actually handled some necessity. I require to discover their roost as well as an excellent viewpoint for counting them, all prior to New Year’s Eve. Please allow me recognize where you see crows over night or after sundown, specifically following week (after Xmas)!
Numerous of you replied to my 5 December blog site, Assist Me Locate Pittsburgh’s Winter season Crows, with these useful days as well as places.
Dec 8 & & 9: Traveling over Mt. Oliver/Allentown simply prior to dawn
Dec 11 as well as 14: roosting at City Sight, PPG Paints Sector as well as Cambria Resort location
Dec 14: Big crowds flying eastern to west over Kennard Play ground as checked out from Elmore St I have actually inspected from City Sight to the Hillside Area however have not made it to Mt. Oliver/Allentown. This map includes your discoveries in orange as well as mine in yellow. Pittsburgh crow roost map since 19 Dec 2022 (screenshot Google map plus markup)
If I have actually discovered anything it’s that the crows maintain relocating their roost, occasionally instead much. They have actually currently deserted the PPG Paints Sector location as well as have actually pushed their Hillside Area roost even more north. Where will they be 12 days from currently?
The various other enigma is that I have actually just seen 5,000 of them. Does Pittsburgh have 10,000 to 20,000 crows as we carried out in years past? Where are the various other 5,000 to 15,000?
Please allow me recognize where you see crows over night or after sundown I’ll run out community over Xmas as well as am mosting likely to miss out on the following crow step (they will certainly alter area when it’s just 7 levels on Fri & & Sat evenings). Your assistance is truly critical.
I wish to count 10,000 to 20,000 crows on New Year’s Eve. (*)( as well as of course, I require to examine Mt. Oliver/Allentown!)(*)((*) picture by Kate St. John, annotated map screenshot from Google Maps, click the inscription to see the initial(*))(*)