In the Media

wired-logoJulie Craves was quoted on the implications of a recent scientific paper on Wood Thrush and migratory bird conservation in Charismatic Minifauna, a Wired Magazine science blog. October 2015.

BW-logo1BirdWatching Magazine interviewed Julie Craves on the owl that was named in her honor. October 2015.

The Michigan Audubon Society has been supporting RRBO’s bird diet research for several years. They published an article on it in their newsletter, The Jack-Pine Warbler. Fall 2014. Download it here.


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. View the segment here. May 2014.

mich-radio-logoJulie Craves was interviewed on Michigan Radio about wintering American Robins. Listen to the piece on the website of Stateside. March 2014.

det-news-logoJulie Craves was quoted in a Detroit News article about birdwatching in Michigan and overwintering birds. March 2014.



Julie Craves was profiled in the May-June 2013 issue of the Jack Pine Warbler, the bi-monthly member magazine of Michigan Audubon Society. Read Coffee, Conservation and Urban Birds at the author’s website.


RRBO was featured in the campus “Year in Review” in a section outlining sustainability initiatives. Download the PDF of the section here.



HOUR Detroit Magazine quotes Julie Craves in their article “Hawk Show” in the August 2012 issue.


RRBO’s anniversary is covered in the UM-D Reporter, March 2012.


Julie Craves and Dr. David Susko are interviewed on The Parent Connection, a radio talk show on WHFR-FM, 28 November 2011. Listen to podcast here.


The Dearborn Press and Guide ran a story about the Barred Owl we banded that was stranded in a church basement in its 18 October 2011 edition.


The Dearborn Press and Guide ran a story about RRBO spring bird surveys on the campus of UM-Dearborn in its Sunday, 7 August 2011 edition.


Julie Craves on Detroit Public Radio, talking about the Rouge River Bird Observatory’s work on the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge conducting Christmas Bird Counts. Once again this was on the Craig Fahle Show, 22 February 2011..

A front page story in the downriver News-Herald newspapers on 17 February 2011 discusses the Rouge River Bird Observatory’s work on the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge conducting Christmas Bird Counts.

Legacy, the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s alumni magazine, had a piece about RRBO’s work and its contribution to sustainability on campus in the Fall 2010 issue. Download a 3-page PDF of the article here.


Julie Craves on Detroit Public Radio, talking about bird population numbers on the Craig Fahle Show 15 March 2010.


Strange Sanctuary: Old Factories Offer New Hope for Wildlife” (or pdf). E/The Environmental Magazine. Article by Christopher Weber about urban brownfield restoration features RRBO’s work at the Detroit International Wildlife Refuge and Ford Motor Company properties. Nov/Dec 2009.


“The Osprey has re-landed.” Detroit Free Press. Article quoting Julie Craves about an Osprey nest found during RRBO’s work on breeding birds in Wayne County. 29 Sep 2009.


In 2009, RRBO was featured in the Dearborn City Calendar.

Julie Craves was interviewed on NPR’s The Environment Report about avian influenza in April 2006. RRBO participated in monitoring efforts for several years. (You can read more about our monitoring project at our blog Net Results, and more about bird flu here on our web site.)

Article in Leaders and Best. The philanthropy journal of the University of Michigan highlights the work at RRBO. Winter 2004. (pdf, 3.5 MB)

Experts remain puzzled over beak deformities in Alaska’s birds.” Anchorage Daily News.  June 1, 2004. Article quotes RRBO’s Julie Craves, who has done research on bill deformities in birds.

Chickadee populations show long-term decline.” University Record. 8 Mar 2004.

“Experts look at bird drop-off,” Holland Sentinal. Discusses if bird declines, especially chickadees, are connected to West Nile virus, with RRBO research. 19 Dec 2002.

“Food, fuel, lodging: Migrating birds make a pit stop at U-M Dearborn Observatory.” Detroit Free Press. 11 Sep 2002.

“Observatory tracks state’s avian population.” Detroit News. 11 Oct 2000.

“Dearborn nature area a lifesaver for birds.” Detroit Free Press. 30 Sep 1997.

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