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Flicker paper published, makes national media
The paper Diet explains red flight feathers in Yellow-shafted Flickers in eastern North America was just published in The Auk: Ornithological Advances. See additional press coverage in Newsweek and the National Audubon Society.

Results of the 2017 Dearborn portion of the Detroit River Christmas Bird Count have been posted.

Owl named after RRBO’s Julie Craves!
An extinct species of owl has been named in honor of RRBO’s Julie Craves for her “dedication to avian conservation.” Read about Craves’s Giant Barn Owl (Tyto cravesae) at the RRBO blog, at BirdWatching Magazine, and see the abstract of the paper describing the species in the journal Zootaxa.


Please note…
RRBO is a research facility and does not have bird or wildlife rescue or rehabilitation licensing or capacity. Please contact your local animal control office or a wildlife rehabilitator in your area for assistance on evaluating your situation.

See this page for more information on “orphaned” or injured birds.


Watch RRBO on Detroit Public Television
Julie Craves and the work of the Rouge River Bird Observatory are among the featured scientists in an episode on migratory birds on Great Lakes Now Connect, a production of Detroit Public Television and The Nature Conservancy. Below is the portion of the program in which the scientists appear:

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