The Bothell Crow Phenomenon
Allison B
Allison B
$40.00
Per person
Excl. 10% service fee

The Bothell Crow Phenomenon

Guided tour

About this experience

The Seattle region’s most remarkable natural phenomenon happens each evening at dusk: Flying from all corners of the region​,​ 15-thousand crows all return to a small wetland in the town of Bothell to socialize and sleep​,​ before dispersing once again by morning. The nightly return of the crows is an utterly unique visual and sound experience​,​ and it provides a memorable lesson on the value of restoring coastal wetlands to support healthy wildlife populations. Join an experienced naturalist on an evening visit to the restored wetland on the University of Washington Bothell campus. You will learn about crows​,​ why they favor this particular site​,​ and what companies can do to restore wetlands in their own areas. Then you will have the opportunity to walk into the wetland amongst the thousands of birds. Afterward​,​ you are invited to a post-crow gathering at the nearby (and world-renowned) McMenamins resort​,​ where your naturalist will answer any additional crow questions you may have while enjoying a pint of locally crafted beer. OCTO​,​ a Seattle-based not-for-profit organization​,​ serves coastal and ocean managers worldwide with the knowledge and networks they need. Tens of thousands of coastal and ocean professionals rely on OCTO’s services each year. Revenue from The Bothell Crow Phenomenon experience will support OCTO’s OpenChannels.org website and other programs.

This experience includes

Included is everything you need for a safe crow-viewing experience, including transparent umbrellas for any participants who wish to enter the wetland. (The crows are perfectly friendly, but walking under any bird carries some risk of messiness.) Driving directions to the University of Washington Bothell campus will be provided, as will directions to McMenamins. (Participants will be expected to secure their own transportation to the campus, to McMenamins afterward, and back to their hotels.) Participants will receive discounts on refreshments and food at McMenamins. Commemorative t-shirts and ponchos from the experience will be available for purchase.

Duration

3 hours

Availability

Flexible availability

Participant capacity

5 - 20 people

Social impact focus

  • Animals
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Environment
  • Equality

If you buy this experience

For every participant going on our experience, you support OCTO’s OpenChannels.org website and other programs. Tens of thousands of coastal and ocean professionals rely on OCTO’s services each year.

Location

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    University of Washington, 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, Washington 98011, United States of America

    The Bothell Crow Phenomenon

    Guided tour
    About this experience
    The Seattle region’s most remarkable natural phenomenon happens each evening at dusk: Flying from all corners of the region, 15-thousand crows all return to a small wetland in the town of Bothell to socialize and sleep, before dispersing once again by morning. The nightly return of the crows is an utterly unique visual and sound experience, and it provides a memorable lesson on the value of restoring coastal wetlands to support healthy wildlife populations. Join an experienced naturalist on an evening visit to the restored wetland on the University of Washington Bothell campus. You will learn about crows, why they favor this particular site, and what companies can do to restore wetlands in their own areas. Then you will have the opportunity to walk into the wetland amongst the thousands of birds. Afterward, you are invited to a post-crow gathering at the nearby (and world-renowned) McMenamins resort, where your naturalist will answer any additional crow questions you may have while enjoying a pint of locally crafted beer. OCTO, a Seattle-based not-for-profit organization, serves coastal and ocean managers worldwide with the knowledge and networks they need. Tens of thousands of coastal and ocean professionals rely on OCTO’s services each year. Revenue from The Bothell Crow Phenomenon experience will support OCTO’s OpenChannels.org website and other programs.
    Included in this experience
    Included is everything you need for a safe crow-viewing experience, including transparent umbrellas for any participants who wish to enter the wetland. (The crows are perfectly friendly, but walking under any bird carries some risk of messiness.) Driving directions to the University of Washington Bothell campus will be provided, as will directions to McMenamins. (Participants will be expected to secure their own transportation to the campus, to McMenamins afterward, and back to their hotels.) Participants will receive discounts on refreshments and food at McMenamins. Commemorative t-shirts and ponchos from the experience will be available for purchase.
    Duration
    3 hours
    Availability
    Flexible availability
    Participant capacity
    5 - 20 people

    Experience host

    Hello, we're OCTO.

    OCTO accelerates ocean conservation by connecting ocean professionals to the knowledge and networks they need. Through our broad suite of tools and communities, we break down barriers to knowledge – empowering ocean professionals to apply best practices and science worldwide.

    OCTO accelerates ocean conservation by connecting ocean professionals to the knowledge and networks they need. Through our broad suite of tools and communities, we break down barriers to knowledge – empowering ocean professionals to apply best practices and science worldwide.