Common Raven Corvus corax Linnaeus, 1758  Synonyms: CORA, Northern Raven, Raven.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Passeriformes   >   Family Corvidae   >   Genus Corvus   

Status:

Fairly common in western Maryland and expanding its range in central Maryland. Records on the coastal plain of the western shore have been increasing in recent years with sightings now very regular in northern Anne Arundel and southern Baltimore Counties. St. Mary's County had its first record on 3/21/2015.

There are 115 records in the project database.

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A Common Raven in Garrett Co., Maryland (5/26/2015). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Common Raven in flight in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/16/2012). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Common Raven over Centennial Park in Howard Co., Maryland (1/31/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Common Raven in a suburban yard in Norwood Park, Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/15/2014). Photo by Wendy R. Fredericks. (MBP list)

A Common Raven among vultures in Cecil Co., Maryland (3/2/2014). Very rare in the county, though perhaps expanding its range in this area. Photo by Sean McCandless. (MBP list)

A Common Raven in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (4/25/2018). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Common Raven over Swan Creek in northern Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/24/2012). This coastal plain location is a fascinating eastern edge of the species continued range expansion in Maryland. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Common Raven silhouettes over Washington Co., Maryland (1/30/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Common Raven over Patterson Park in Baltimore City, Maryland (4/8/2014). Photo by Mike Hudson. (MBP list)

Young Common Ravens on nest in Frederick Co., Maryland (4/17/2017). Photo by Bill Sherman. (MBP list)

A Common Raven in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (11/21/2018). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

A Common Raven over St. Mary's Co., Maryland (3/21/2015). First county record for St. Mary's Co. Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)


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