Publications

Rouge River Bird Observatory literature contributions

This list of primarily peer-reviewed, scientific publications is categorized by broad topic, with each group in chronological order.

Birds

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D. Applebaum, R. and C. Dettling, D. Gertiser, K. Koch, L. Krause, C. Meldrum, M. Schwarz, B. Wicke, and four anonymous donors.

  • Craves, J. A.  1994.  First state record: Virginia’s Warbler. Michigan Birds and Natural History 1(1):16-19
  • Craves, J. A. 1994. Unusual migratory behavior in Double-crested Cormorants. Michigan Birds and Natural History 1(4):11.
  • Craves, J. A. 1994.  Passerines with deformed billsNorth American Bird Bander 19(1): 14-18. (See this page for more on this research.)
  • Craves, J.A., and O.G. Gelderloos.  1996. Birds of the Rouge River floodplain: Importance of an urban natural area to birds.  Michigan Birds and Natural History 3:3-12.
  • Craves, J.A.  1996.  The Birds of Southeast Michigan: Dearborn, Wayne Co.  Bloomfield Hills, MI: Cranbrook Inst. of Science.
  • Craves, J. A. 1997.  13-year-old Hairy Woodpecker in Wayne Co. Michigan Birds and Natural History 4:152.
  • Craves, J. A. 1997.  Extreme leucism in a Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata coronata). Michigan Birds and Natural History 4:199-200.
  • Craves, J. A. 1998.  Wood Thrush reuses nest.  Michigan Birds and Natural History 5:60-61.
  • Craves, J. A. 1998.  Swainson’s Thrush caught in Enchanter’s Nightshade. Wilson Bulletin 110:569-570
  • Craves, J. A. 1999.  White-throated Sparrow with orange lores.  Michigan Birds and Natural History 6:83-84.
  • Keith, R. and B. ,and J. A. Craves.  2000. Juvenile Gray Catbird undergoes complete prebasic molt.  North American Bird Bander 24: 143-144.
  • Craves, J. A., and J. Schultz.  2000. Fall migration of Northern Saw-whet Owls at an inland, urban site: Univ. ofMichigan-Dearborn, Wayne. Co. (pdf) Michigan Birds and Natural History 7:87-92.
  • Craves, J. A. 2000.  Brown Creepers nesting in Wayne Co.: Old records found.  Michigan Birds and Natural History 7:91-92.
  • Craves, J. A.  2002.  Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker (Colaptes auratus) with red feathers banded in Wayne Co., MI. (pdf) Michigan Birds and Natural History 9:199-205.
  • Craves, J. A., and K. R. Hall.  2003. Notable bird sightings from Cuba, winters 2002 and 2003. (pdf)  Jrl. of Caribbean Ornithology 16:31-34.
  • Craves, J. A., and J. A. Fowler, Jr. 2003.  Twenty-five years of the Detroit River Michigan-Ontario Christmas Bird Count. (pdf) Ontario Birds 21:109-128.
  • Craves, J. A. 2003. High incidence of avian pox in southeast Michigan, fall 2003. (pdf) North American Bird Bander 28:168-169.
  • Craves, J. A.  2003.  “Yellow” Palm Warbler (Dendroica palmarum hypochrysea) banded in Wayne Co. (pdf) Michigan Birds and Natural History 10:99-100.
  • Craves, J. A. 2003.  First Michigan winter record of Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus) in Wayne Co. (pdf) Michigan Birds and Natural History 10:164-165.
  • Craves, J. A. 2004. Early nesting date for Eastern Screech-owl (Megascops asio).  Michigan Birds and Natural History 11:60-61.
  • Craves, J. A.,  and P. McKenzie. 2006. Common Chaffinch in Missouri, with comments on its status in North America.  Bluebird 73(2): 55-58.
  • Craves, J. A.  2006.  Thirty years of the Rockwood Christmas Bird Count, 1975-2004. Report to the U.S. Fish Wild. Ser. Great Lakes Coastal Program. East Lansing, MI. 37 pp. (See this page for a link to the report results.)
  • Craves, J. A. 2007.  The Birds of Dearborn, An Annotated Checklist. Rouge River Bird Observatory/Lulu Press.
  • Craves, J. A. 2008. Current status of European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) in the western Great Lakes region.(pdf) North American Birds 62:498-501.
  • Craves, J. A. 2009. A fifteen-year study of fall stopover patterns of Catharus thrushes at an inland, urban site. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121:112-118.
  • Craves, J. A., and D. J. Susko. 2010. Mute Swans: an ecological overview with an emphasis on the lower Detroit River (pdf). Report to the Friends of the Detroit River. 93 pp.
  • Craves, J. A., and D. J. Susko. 2011. Mute Swans on the lower Detroit River, winter 2010-2011. Report to the Friends of the Detroit River. 12 pp.
  • Craves, J. A. 2011. Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus). In A.T. Chartier, J.J. Baldy, and J.M. Brenneman, editors. The Second Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas. Kalamazoo Nature Center. Kalamazoo, MI. <www.mibirdatlas.org/Portals/12/MBA2010/NOFLaccount.pdf>.
  • Craves, J. A. 2011. American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos). In A.T. Chartier, J.J. Baldy, and J.M. Brenneman, editors. The Second Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas. Kalamazoo Nature Center. Kalamazoo, MI. <www.mibirdatlas.org/Portals/12/MBA2010/AMCRaccount.pdf >.
  • Craves, J. A. 2011. Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis). In A.T. Chartier, J.J. Baldy, and J.M. Brenneman, editors. The Second Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas. Kalamazoo Nature Center. Kalamazoo, MI. <www.mibirdatlas.org/Portals/12/MBA2010/RBNUaccount.pdf >.
  • Craves, J. A. 2011. Swainson’s Thrush (Catharus ustulatus). In A.T. Chartier, J.J. Baldy, and J.M. Brenneman, editors. The Second Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas. Kalamazoo Nature Center. Kalamazoo, MI. <www.mibirdatlas.org/Portals /12/MBA2010/SWTHaccount.pdf >.
  • Craves, J. A. 2011. Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus). In A.T. Chartier, J.J. Baldy, and J.M. Brenneman, editors. The Second Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas. Kalamazoo Nature Center. Kalamazoo, MI. <www.mibirdatlas.org/Portals /12/MBA2010/HETHaccount.pdf >.
  • Craves, J. A. 2011. Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina). In A.T. Chartier, J.J. Baldy, and J.M. Brenneman, editors. The Second Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas. Kalamazoo Nature Center. Kalamazoo, MI. <www.mibirdatlas.org/Portals /12/MBA2010/WOTHaccount.pdf >.
  • Craves, J. A. 2011. Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis). In A.T. Chartier, J.J. Baldy, and J.M. Brenneman, editors. The Second Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas. Kalamazoo Nature Center. Kalamazoo, MI. <www.mibirdatlas.org/Portals /12/MBA2010/GRCAaccount.pdf >.
  • Craves, J. A. 2011. Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla). In A.T. Chartier, J.J. Baldy, and J.M. Brenneman, editors. The Second Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas. Kalamazoo Nature Center. Kalamazoo, MI. <www.mibirdatlas.org/Portals /12/MBA2010/NAWAaccount.pdf >.
  • Craves, J.A, R.A. Wolinski, V. Cavalieri, K. Hall, D.J. Flaspohler, M.J. Monfils, and S. Sjogren. 2015. Recommendations of the Technical Advisory Committee (Birds) for Endangered and Threatened Species in Michigan. Report to the Michigan Dept. Natural Resources, Wildlife Div., Lansing, MI. 115 pp.
  • Craves, J. A. in press. Birds that eat non-native buckthorn fruit (Rhamnus cathartica and Frangula alnus, Rhamnaceae) in eastern North America. Natural Areas Journal.

Insects

General interest, book chapters, reviews, other subjects

  • Craves, J. A. 2001.  Bradshaw Swales: Early Detroit ornithologist, 1875-1928.  Michigan Birds and Natural History 8:127-131.
  • Schultz, J., Craves, J. A., and C. Fosdick. 2001.  Hawkwatching at Lake Erie Metropark: Southeastern Michigan Raptor Research.  Birding 33:403-406.
  • Bull, J. N., and J. A. Craves.  2003. Biodiversity of the Detroit River and Environs: Past, Present, and Future Prospects.  Pp. 141-170 in Honoring Our Detroit River (J. H. Hartig, ed.).  Bloomfield Hills: Cranbrook Inst. of Science.
  • Appel, L. M., J. A. Craves, M. K. Smith, B. Weir, and J. M. Zawiskie.  2004.  Explore our Natural World: A Biodiversity Atlas of the Lake Huron to Lake Erie Corridor. Wildlife Habitat Council, Great Lakes Regional Office, Detroit, MI.
  • Craves, J. A. 2004. Birdfinding guide to the Environmental Study Area, University of Michigan-Dearborn campus. In: Chartier, A. and G. Ziarno, eds. The ABA Guide to Michigan. Colorado Springs: American Birding Association.
  • Craves, J. A.  2005.  Book review: Our life With Birds.  Quarterly Review of Biology 80:236.
  • Craves, J. A.  2007.  Shush and pish. In Good Birders Don’t Wear White: 50 Tips from North America’s Top Birders. L. White, ed. Houghton-Mifflin, New York.
  • Craves, J. A. 2010. Book review: Bird Banding in North America: The First Hundred Years. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122:197-198.

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