U.S. Department of Agriculture: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service


Date of this Version

March 2003


Published in SOUTHEASTERN NATURALIST 2(1):99–104.


Although ravens were once widespread throughout Appalachia they are now considered threatened or endangered in many states of the region. We document a nesting pair of common ravens in an area of southeastern Kentucky nearly 50 km northwest of traditional nesting sites. Further, we suggest several factors that may have influenced the patterns of raven abundance in the state and offer management recommendations to assist their recovery.