Posts by Dana Ripper

To Band or Not to Band, that is the question

To Band or Not to Band, that is the question

Like many bird observatories, the Missouri River Bird Observatory began as a bird-banding station. From 2009 to 2013, we monitored spring...

While We Were Sleeping

While We Were Sleeping

Like it or dislike it, the current U.S. political situation is certainly distracting. Every day we are bombarded with news...

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...

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...

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...

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...