Garden Rook Survey
The Garden Rook Survey ran between July and December 2014 looking find out more about the behaviour of Rooks in gardens. It covered six categories of behaviour: Feeding, Caching, Tolerance, Object Play, Social and Vocalization.
The survey is now closed. If you took part, please submit your findings here.
To help you tell apart a Rook from a Crow take a look at our Rook identification page.
Simple behavioural research in labs has shown that Rooks are highly intelligent birds, able to use tools and solve complex problems. With help from Dr. Nathan Emery, an expert in corvid behaviour, we wanted to look into how they use these skills in the wild, especially given their increased use of supplementary food. Find out more about previous Rook research that has been undertaken.
Frequently asked questions
If you'd like to know why we're only studying Rooks, how the data will be used, and answers to other FAQs, click here.