Nebraska Ornithologists' Union



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“Annual Meeting at Norfolk” from Nebraska Bird Review (June 2011) 79(2).


Copyright 2011 Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union. Used by permission.


Sixty-six members and guests were in attendance for the 112th Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Ornithologists' Union, held at the Lifelong Learning Center at Northeast Community College in Norfolk. The meeting was organized by Dave Heidt.

Field trips were led by Mark Brogie, Bill Flack, Dave Heidt, Jan Johnson, Wayne Mollhoff, Don and Janis Paseka, and Duane Wolff. Destinations included the Norfolk cemeteries, Ta-Ha-Zouka Park, Yellowbanks WMA, Olson Nature Preserve, wet meadows along Beaver Creek in Boone Co., Hackberry Creek WMA, Grove Lake WMA, the Plainview sewage lagoon, northern Knox Co., Buckskin Hills WMA, Ponca SP, Elk Point Bend WMA, Maskenthine Lake Recreation Area, Wood Duck WMA, Lakes Babcock and North, the Schuyler city park, Camp Luther, and Maple Creek Reservoir at Leigh.

On Friday evening, Mark Brogie conducted a bird identification clinic using bird skins (many collected by Wayne Mollhoff) from the Wayne State College Museum of Natural History. The Saturday evening presenter was Jerry Toll, who spoke about the hawkwatch and raptor banding program at the Hitchcock Nature Center in Pottawattamie Co., Iowa.