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“The Eighty-fourth Annual Meeting,” from Nebraska Bird Review (June 1985) 53(2).


Copyright 1985 Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union. Used by permission.


About 75 people participated in at least one of the events at the eighty-fourth Annual Meeting, held 18 and 19 May 1985 at the Eastern Nebraska 4-H Camp, adjacent to Schramm State Park, between Louisville and Gretna, in Sarpy County. There was the usual slide show Friday night. Saturday morning was available for birding. In the afternoon the following papers were presented:

Waterfowl Production in the Rainwater Basins—Robin Harding, Department of Biology, Kearney State College

Age and Reproductive Success in Northern Orioles—Thomas Labedz, Nebraska State Museum

A Comparative Analysis of Long-eared Owl Pellets—Russell Benedict and Ray Korpi, presented by Ray Korpi, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Breeding Bird Atlas Update—Wayne J. Mollhoff, Albion

The business meeting followed. Wayne Mollhoff was appointed chairman of a committee to establish a records committee. The Fall Field Day will be at Halsey National Forest 5 and 6 October, and the Annual Meeting at North Platte, the date to be selected by the North Platte committee. The Bean Goose was selected as the best bird of the season. The current officers were all reelected.

At the banquet that evening Dr. Harvey Gunderson, Lincoln, spoke on African Birds.

Sunday morning was available for birding, and Wayne Mollhoff gave a demonstration of the preparation of a study skin.

The weather both days was fine for birding.