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CROW Case of the Week: Striped Skunk (#20-5379)


The striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) is larger and more common in Southwest Florida than the spotted skunk. Striped skunks prefer grassy fields, while spotted skunks try to avoid open areas. more...

CROW CAWs


This week's CAW | Spots, Stripes and Everything Nice -- Driving down the road, taking in the scenery, and feeling the brisk air when a musky scent that can only be explained as a cross between ammonia and rotten eggs fills the interior of the car. Although pungent and unpleasant, the familiar odor is easily identifiable as that of a skunk. more...

CROW Case of the Week: Cooper's Hawk (#20-5596)


The Cooper’s hawk (Accipiter cooperii) is often referred to as one of the most skillful flyers in the world, although you may see one tear through crowded tree canopies in high speed pursuit of other birds. In fact, due to their affinity for birds as prey, you may want to temporarily take down your bird feeders if you notice a Cooper’s hawk hanging out in your yard, so that not to tempt it. more...

Hawk recovering at CROW after riding hundreds of miles under hood of vehicle


A red-tailed hawk is recovering after being struck by a vehicle driven by a Dracut, Massachusetts couple traveling on I-95 through Virginia on their way to their winter home in Cape Coral, Florida. more...

CROW Case of the Week: Swainson's Thrush (#20-5108)


The Swainson’s thrush (Catharus ustulatus) is a medium-sized bird that lives on the ground and feeds on insects, other invertebrates and fruit. These slim songbirds have round heads and short, straight bills. more...