Detecting the (Not-so) Common Raven in Kentucky

The common raven (Corvus corax) is a cliff-nesting bird species of concern and state listed as threatened in Kentucky. Suitable breeding habitat appears to be extensive in Kentucky but the status of this species in cliff habitat is largely unknown. We characterized the detectability and nesting sites of the common raven in cliff habitat and developed protocols for monitoring the species in key habitat in eastern portions of the Commonwealth. This project is led by M.S. Forestry grad student Josh Felch.

John J. Cox, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology
(859) 257-9507 | jjcox@uky.edu | 102 T.P. Cooper Building