Crow hazing to resume tonight

WATERTOWN, NY —  At the request of the City of Watertown, Wildlife Biologists from the City’s crow hazing contractor, Loomacres Wildlife Management, will continue their efforts to haze nuisance crow flocks within the City. Hazing will occur in the evening hours of Thursday, January 7, 2021.

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.

The City strongly encourages its citizens to provide the location, estimated size, and dates and times of crow flock sightings in their neighborhoods. Loomacres Wildlife Management relies on this information and it is extremely valuable to their efforts to identify major roost locations and strategically target hazing efforts.

The easiest way to report crow activities is online. Please visit Loomacres’ reporting page at Please note that the URL for the reporting page is a different URL from previous years. A link to Loomacres’ reporting page will also be available on the City’s website at, appearing in the “Press Releases” column in the center of the page, as well as on the Planning Department’s Facebook page. Citizens can also call Loomacres toll-free number at 1-800-243-1462 and leave a voice mail detailing their report.