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This segment originally aired on February 13, 2019.

Nampa officials have been battling an infestation of crows for years. The birds have overwhelmed the community with their noise and waste and the city has been scrambling to find a humane way of dispatching of them. Mountain West News Bureau correspondent Amanda Peacher joins Idaho Matters to discuss some of the solutions they have found.

On The Monday, April 15, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Apr 12, 2019

  • Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd discusses serving through four terms of growth.
  • Nampa officials scramble to scare off nuisance crows.
  • Morrison Center executive director James Patrick announces big plans.

KATHERINE JONES / IDAHO STATESMAN

Nampa officials have been battling an infestation of crows for years. The birds have overwhelmed the community with their noise and waste and the city has been scrambling to find a humane way of dispatching of them. Mountain West News Bureau correspondent Amanda Peacher joins Idaho Matters to discuss some of the solutions they have found.

  • An Idaho funeral home comes up with a creative send-off.
  • Nampa officials scramble to scare off nuisance crows.
  • 'Girls on the Run' empowers young women.
  • Treefort adds new programs, including yoga.

Katherine Jones / Idaho Statesman

Imagine a swarm of big, black birds flying overhead at dusk. No, it’s not a scene from a Hitchcock film. This is Nampa, Idaho — a small community that’s become the winter home for tens of thousands of crows. They are noisy and messy, and Nampa residents are pushing back.

 

Talayeh Saghatchian / Flickr

The Treasure Valley community of Nampa is again under siege by the birds. Thousands have descended on the town for the third year in a row.

Idaho Town Braces For Avian Invasion

Sep 20, 2018
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The city of Nampa is bracing for what’s become something of an avian invasion. Thousands of crows will soon visit the Treasure Valley city and bring a mess of feathers and droppings. Nampa is trying to get ahead of the influx by building a volunteer corps.


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Nampa Police will pack pellet guns during their patrols of the downtown core this weekend.