Nebraska Ornithologists' Union


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“The 2005 Nebraska Nest Report” from Nebraska Bird Review (September 2005) 73(3).


Copyright 2005 Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union. Used by permission.


The drought that gripped much of western Nebraska for the past 5 years loosened its hold this year as rain returned to more normal levels, especially in the northwest Panhandle. Some other areas of the state still remained at below normal rainfall levels.

The following observers submitted records for the nest report: Kathy Delara (KD), Stephen J. Dinsmore (SJD), Mike Fritz (MF), Robin Harding (RH), Derrick Keim (DK), Alice Kenitz (AK), Courtney Kerns (CK), Daniel H. Kim (DHK), Thomas Labedz (TL), Andre Lima (AL), Leonard McDaniel (LM), Wayne Mollhoff (WM), Colleen Noecker (CN), Don Paseka (DP), Janis Paseka (JP), Lanny Randolph (LR), Allen Reyer (AR), Ben Skipper (BS), Dave Stage (DS), Susan Sullivan (SS), Cara Walker (CW), and Thomas Walker (TW).

A total of 305 reports were received on 68 species. Species reported but not individually included in the following report are: Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Wild Turkey, Northern Bobwhite, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Great Homed Owl, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Western Wood-Pewee, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, American Crow, House Wren, Yellow Warbler, Northern Cardinal, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, and Orchard Oriole.