Nebraska Ornithologists' Union



Mark A. Brogie

Date of this Version



“2008 (20th) Report of the NOU Records Committee” from Nebraska Bird Review (June 2009) 77(2).


Copyright 2009 Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union. Used by permission.


The "Official List of the Birds of Nebraska" was first published in 1988 (NOU Records Committee 1988) and has been updated two times (NOU Records Committee 1997, 2004). The "Official List" has been appended eighteen times: Mollhoff 1989; Grenon 1990, 1991; Gubanyi 1996a, 1996b, 1996c; Brogie 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008; Jorgensen 2001, 2002, 2003.

The American Ornithologists' Union Checklist of North American Birds, Seventh Edition (1998) and the Forty-second, Forty-third, Forty-fourth, Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, Forty-seventh, Forty-eighth, and Forty-ninth Supplements to the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU: 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) contain many taxonomic changes affecting North American birds. The following summarizes all 2008 revisions by the AOU in regards to changes in scientific names and changes in assignments to family and order of species to the most recent published the "Official List of the Birds of Nebraska: 2003" (NBR 72 (2004): 108–126).

This report includes all accounts submitted during the 2008 calendar year covering 65 records with accession numbers 1206–1270. One additional record (Reddish Egret – Keith Co.) was submitted in 2000 (Jorgensen 2002) and was reviewed but never filed. This record has been assigned an earlier unused accession number (#873), which corresponds closer to this record's original submittal date.