They are everywhere! American Crows are of the Corvidae family of birds, which also includes jays, magpies, nutcrackers, and ravens. They are known to be highly intelligent, all black and vocal with a raspy voice. They are highly adaptable and will eat almost anything including: bugs, small animals, fruit, seeds, and garbage. Corvids have the ability to use tools, communicate the human language, have excellent memories, and are able to express emotions. Learn more here: RAVENS & CROWS. I saw this one while taking a walk around a pond, this bird watched me as I went by snapping photos.