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.
The peer-reviewed journal of the Natural Areas Association, Natural Areas Journal, recently published RRBO’s paper, “Birds that Eat Nonnative Buckthorn Fruit (Rhamnus cathartica and Frangula alnus, Rhamnaceae) in Eastern North America.” You can view the abstract here. Many thanks to all those who donated to help defray page fee costs.
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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: