A night to caw about: Crow Watch 2023 on Wednesday November 15, 2023

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Photo courtesy University of Washington
Join UW Bothell and Cascadia College to learn about the 10,000 crows that roost nightly near campus

Bothell, WA — UW Bothell and Cascadia College will be hosting their annual Crow Watch on Wednesday, November 15, 4 - 6:30pm, at the North Creek Events Center on the UW Bothell campus in Bothell, 18225 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011

This free event features birdwatching as well as talks from faculty crow experts, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, local author Kira Jane Buxton (Hollow Kingdom), and more.

Speakers include 
  • Dr. Ursula Valdez, lecturer in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts / Sciences, whose expertise is in ecology and ornithology; 
  • Dr. Doug Wacker, associate professor in the School of STEM, whose research focuses on animal behavior, specifically the behavior of the campus crows; and 
  • Dr. Jeff Jensen, teaching professor in the School of STEM, who uses the salmon run at the North Creek Wetland to study fish.

In addition to learning about crows, participants can engage in arts and crafts activities, connect with other bird enthusiasts and see the work of local artists who celebrate these intelligent creatures. Binoculars will be provided for birdwatching.

Photo courtesy University of Washington

Each night, thousands of crows gather on the UW Bothell and Cascadia College campus and fly together to the wetland. This has sparked curiosity about crows — the notoriously smart birds known for using tools, mourning their dead and remembering the faces of human friends and foes.

Visit Crow Watch for more information about the event.

About UW Bothell

UW Bothell’s commitment to increasing access to a UW education extends well beyond admissions. It includes the opportunities, resources and services its diverse students need to flourish while in college and after graduation. Access also means offering evening, offsite, online, hybrid and certificate programs that help make it possible for more students to pursue higher education. UW Bothell has been recognized for innovations in academic and extracurricular programming that helps students graduate on time and debt free.

About Cascadia College

Cascadia College is a comprehensive community college that specializes in university transfer education. It is nationally recognized for its high transfer rate and for its emphasis on collaborative and active learning across disciplines. It was established by the legislature to serve the higher education needs of Northeast King and South Snohomish counties.


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