Nebraska Ornithologists' Union



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“Nebraska Christmas Bird Count for 1997 Statewide Summary,” from Nebraska Bird Review (March 1998) 66(1).


Copyright 1998 Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union. Used by permission.


The official count period for the 98th National Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count was from December 19, 1997, to January 4, 1998. Data were reported from ten locations throughout Nebraska (Fig. 1). Table 1 gives numeric data from the bird counts, with locations listed in alphabetical order. Unusual counts that were noted by the participants are in bold print. For counts of separate forms or subspecies, brackets are used to indicate that the entry is a part of the overall count given for the species. Counts also are given for identifications above the species level, such as "hawk sp." These data include only those birds not definitively identified at the species level. Such identifications do not contribute to the tallies of species and individuals from each site. Field notes, identifications made during the count period, but not on the count day, and lists of participants are given.