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“Halsey Fall Field Days,” from Nebraska Bird Review (December 2007) 75(4).
The 2007 NOU Fall Field Days were held at the 4-H Camp in the Nebraska National Forest near Halsey on September 28-30, 2007. Among the approximately 45 in attendance were two first time attendees: Juanita Rice of Fairmont and Tim Hajda of Broken Bow.
Wayne Mollhoff spoke on Friday night about the progress on the new breeding bird atlas: "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Atlas," and on Saturday night, Bob Rooney did a multimedia presentation entitled "A Sandhills Odyssey."
Field trips to Cherry, Logan, and Brown Counties were led by Clem Klaphake, Mark Brogie, and Dave Heidt. A final tally of 121 species was recorded. Among the highlights of the meeting was a Common Raven found on Clem Klaphake's field trip in Cherry County, a cooperative Eastern Screech-Owl called in to the camp by Mark Brogie on Saturday night, and a road-killed Common Poorwill found and displayed to the group by Wayne Mollhoff. The Poorwill was molting its flight feathers, and Wayne prepared spreadwing mounts for the Nebraska State Museum collections.