Nebraska Ornithologists' Union


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“2010 (22nd) Report of the NOU Records Committee” from Nebraska Bird Review (September 2011) 79(3).


Copyright 2011 Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union. Used by permission.


The functions and methods of the Nebraska Ornithologists' Union Records Committee (NOURC) are described in its bylaws (NOURC 2010). The committee's purpose is to provide a procedure for documenting unusual bird sightings and to establish a list of all documented birds for Nebraska. Accidental and casual species for which the NOURC seeks documentation (NOURC Review List) can be found at the NOU website

All records mentioned here are available to interested persons at the NOU archives at the University of Nebraska State Museum (UNSM), Lincoln, NE. Interested parties should contact the current NOU Librarian, whose address can be found in the latest issue of the Nebraska Bird Review.

This article summarizes all 2010 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: 2009" (NOURC 2009a, This report includes all accounts submitted during the 2010 calendar year covering 73 records with accession numbers 1319–1391.