Managing the roost: Crow relocation efforts at Penn State

January 29, 2010

Wildlife resources expert Margaret Brittingham has partnered with Penn State's Office of Physical Plant to help relocate and manage the extremely large crow population living on the University Park campus. Throughout the winter, resident crows are joined by migrating crows from Canada and the Northern US, all roosting in highly populated areas of campus.

The goal of the "crow relocation" program is to coax  thousands of crows away from vehicles, sidewalks and populated spots, and guide them to a place where they can roost and not make life quite so messy. Crow roosts are a nuisance across the nation, especially in the northeast, and Penn State has found a way to humanely manage a problem that is never really solved year to year.

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  • Penn State is attempting to relocate crow populations to areas where they will do less damage. To view a video, click on the image above.

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Last Updated November 18, 2010