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Books with an RRBO connection

The Birds of Dearborn, An Annotated Checklist

by Julie Craves
A complete revision of The Birds of Southeast Michigan: Dearborn, with ten years of new material covering 263 species. Includes guides to birding locations in Dearborn, with new maps of the city and University of Michigan-Dearborn trails; more information on birds banded on the campus by RRBO; and a very handy table of “typical” arrival and departure dates for migratory birds to complement the extreme dates provided for most species.

This publication is available at Amazon, but we recommend purchasing from as more of the proceeds will benefit the RRBO.

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Good Birders Don’t Wear White: 50 Tips From North America’s Top Birders

RRBO’s Julie Craves is one of the contributors to this fun book. “A light and fun collection of birding advice, with contributions from Kenn Kaufman, David Sibley, Pete Dunne, Tim Gallagher, Don and Lillian Stokes, Bill Thompson III, and forty-four others. Original essays from the biggest names in birding dispense advice to birders of every level, on topics ranging from feeding birds and cleaning binoculars to pishing and pelagic birding. Whether satirizing bird snobs or relating the traditions and taboos of the birding culture, each essay is chock-full of helpful information and entertaining as well. Pete Dunne’s lively foreword kicks off the collection of essays, which are organized by category.”

Honoring Our Detroit River

Julie Craves co-authored a chapter in this book which looks at key aspects of the river’s history and impact on the surrounding ecosystem since its formation some 14,000 years ago.

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