Nebraska Ornithologists' Union

 

Date of this Version

9-2004

Citation

"The Official List of the Birds of Nebraska: 2003," from Nebraska Bird Review (September 2004) 72(3).

Comments

Copyright 2004, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. Used by permission.

Abstract

The Official List of the Birds of Nebraska was last published in 1997 (NOU Records Committee 1997). That list included 427 species whose occurrence in Nebraska had been documented to the satisfaction of the NOU Records Committee at that time, following the sequence and nomenclature as outlined by the American Ornithologists' Union (1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003). The present list includes 447 species based initially on Bray et al. 1986, and subsequently all changes to the Official List of the Birds of Nebraska as determined by the NOU Records Committee (Mollhoff 1987, 1989; Grenon 1990, 1991; Gubanyi 1996a, 1996b, 1997; Brogie 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004; Jorgensen 2001, 2002, 2003), as well as sequence and taxonomic changes made by the American Ornithologists' Union (1998, 2000, 2002, 2003). Additionally, the list reflects changes in frequency of occurrence as determined by the NOU Records Committee, which reviewed records of bird occurrences in Nebraska for 1993-2003. Frequency of occurrence is indicated by the following terms (NOU Records Committee 1988):

Regular - acceptably reported in 9-10 of the past 10 years
Casual - acceptably reported in 4-7 of the past 10 years
Accidental- acceptably reported in 0-2 of the past 10 years
Extirpated - not acceptably reported in the past 50 years
Extinct - no longer found alive anywhere in the world.