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Missouri River Bird Observatory

Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie Nest Monitoring 2017

This season’s nest searching and monitoring project is winding down!  Since mid-May, we have been out on Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie (St....

The Art and Science of Bird Surveys in the Modern Age: A new twist to distance sampling

The Art and Science of Bird Surveys in the Modern Age: A new twist to distance sampling

Since 2012, the Missouri River Bird Observatory has been working on improving bird survey methodologies and the presentation of results...

Spring Migration on Grasslands 2017

Spring Migration on Grasslands 2017

By Bethany Thornton, Erik Ost and Veronica Mecko Spring migration is off to a good start in 2017! This year...

A Bird in the Hand is Worth…?

A Bird in the Hand is Worth…?

As has been the case for the past six years, winter is the time when MRBO staff travel around the...

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...