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Missouri River Bird Observatory
Fall Migration Grassland Bird Surveys

Fall Migration Grassland Bird Surveys

By Katie Leonard and Veronica Mecko November 9th, 2016 marked the end of our grassland fall migration surveys. Beginning September...

Autumn is Education Time!

Autumn is Education Time!

by Katie Leonard It has been a very busy several weeks for the MRBO crew! Along with on-going fall migration...

Results from the First Year of Nest Monitoring

Results from the First Year of Nest Monitoring

By MRBO Nest Monitoring Crew Leader Katie Leonard Missouri River Bird Observatory’s pilot season of nest-searching at Taberville Prairie has...

Post-breeding Grassland Bird Surveys

Post-breeding Grassland Bird Surveys

By Veronica Mecko It is just before sunrise and I am walking up a long, steep hill to arrive at...

Prairie Bird Nest Monitoring at Taberville Conservation Area

Prairie Bird Nest Monitoring at Taberville Conservation Area

By Katie Leonard, Nest Project Crew Leader The nesting period of most grassland-obligate birds ranges from mid-May through mid-July, and they...

Update from the Banding Stations

Update from the Banding Stations

  By Araks Ohanyan and Katie Leonard We are now in our 4th week of spring migration banding in Central Missouri! We...

The Season in Full Swing

The Season in Full Swing

As birds become increasingly busy, so does the team at the Missouri River Bird Observatory. Spring migration is in full...

Effects of Climate Change on Missouri’s Birds and Other Wildlife

Effects of Climate Change on Missouri’s Birds and Other Wildlife

It’s complicated… Climate change is happening and has already affected wildlife. Adaptation and resilience are achievements that humans can work...