Short-eared Owls in Missouri during breeding season


by Andrea Ambrose When I signed on as a field technician in March for MRBO’s grassland bird studies, I knew that I was going to have quite an adventure learning new field techniques and also learning to identify many species

Posted in Uncategorized

MRBO Field Assistant Andrea presents her own research at Alaska conference!


by Andrea Ambrose In the summer of 2012, while working as a rehabilitation intern at Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, I was made aware of an opportunity with their oil spill response team. Every few years Tri-State conducts research to

Posted in Uncategorized

News from the Grasslands

BT.Steve, Andrea, Ryan

by Veronica Mecko For the 2015 spring migration season, MRBO set up nets for the third year at Mora Conservation Area and for the second year at Bruns Tract Conservation Area. With about a week remaining for spring migration monitoring

Posted in Uncategorized

Save the Date!

World of Dreams

World of Dreams Gala Fundraising Dinner and Fashion Show! Let your dreams take flight!

Upcoming Events

Join MRBO at the following events, which are all open to the public!

October 10th & 11th in Arrow Rock, MO. The 45th Annual Heritage Craft Festival. Fun for the entire family, Craft Fest includes many vendors and craftsman sharing their turn-of-the-century wares. MRBO will be on hand to build birdhouses and feeders – a traditional way of enhancing a backyard. If a family builds their house or feeder at the MRBO booth, they can take it home free! 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

October 24th in Blue Springs, MO. Join us at Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center for an afternoon of bird-banding. All are welcome at this public event. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

October 31st in Blue Springs, MO. The first of the Burroughs Audubon Library winter banding series! Halloween will bring many of our winter migrants. Join MRBO and Burroughs Audubon for viewing, bird talk, and banding demonstrations from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.