Thousands Of Crows Winter In Lawrence Every Year, And No One Knows Why


LAWRENCE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — It’s not an Alfred Hitchcock movie. It’s a natural phenomenon that thousands of crows winter in Lawrence every year.

The Eagle Tribune reports that about 15,000 crows have came to Lawrence. The birds are known to be intelligent and close knit.

Lawrence crows

Lawrence crows

(Karyn Regal/WBZ NewsRadio)

A group of photographers and enthusiasts have been observing them since the mid-1980s, according to the Eagle Tribune.

“Every time we have a new group of people out with us, the sense of awe, mystery, and wonder — it’s a jaw-dropping experience,” Craig Gibson, a chaplain at Lawrence General who blogs about crows, said.

It’s unknown why so many crows come to Lawrence. It’s possible the crows like cities because the infrastructure might let them huddle and keep warm.

WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Kayrnregal) reports

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