Crow hazing to begin in Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — At the request of the City of Watertown, Wildlife Biologists from the City’s crow hazing contractor, Loomacres Wildlife Management, will be conducting their first effort of the season to haze nuisance crow flocks within the City. Hazing will occur in the evening hours of Monday, December 3, 2018.

The harassment methods used to disperse crows include pyrotechnics, lasers, air rifles and other devices. Several of these methods produce loud noises and flashing lights (similar to sirens and fireworks) that will frighten the birds and may be heard or observed by local residents. We apologize in advance for any disturbance due to the noise and light.

Citizens are encouraged to provide the location, estimated size, and dates and times of crow flock sightings in their neighborhoods. Loomacres Wildlife Management relies on this information to identify nuisance crow flocks and to target hazing efforts.

The toll-free number to report crow activities is 1-800-243-1462. Please dial Extension #1.

To report crow activities online, go to or click on the link on the City’s home page at The link will appear in the center of the page, in the “Press Releases” column.