USDA APHIS to conduct avian harassment at Beaver Stadium on select dates

November 06, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture APHIS will conduct avian harassment at Beaver Stadium starting on Nov. 7. Avian harassment will also take place on Nov. 13 and 14.

The noise-making activities will occur between 7 and 8 p.m. on each specified date for no more than 30 minutes. All relocation activities will be conducted by an associate wildlife biologist with the USDA APHIS Wildlife Services.

Each year approximately 3,000 migrating crows land on the University Park campus causing unsanitary and unpleasant conditions. Currently, the birds are roosting at Beaver Stadium and need to be relocated for general human health and safety reasons. No birds are harmed by the harassment activities.

The campus community can report bothersome crow activity and campus sanitation concerns by contacting Susan Bedsworth at or by calling 814-863-9620. The Penn State Office of Physical Plant’s crow relocation program will be announced in the coming weeks.

Last Updated November 06, 2018