Nebraska Ornithologists' Union


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Bennett, "1986 Nebraska Nesting Survey," from Nebraska Bird Review (June 1987) 55(2).


Copyright 1987, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. Used by permission.


Data on the 1986 nesting season in Nebraska were received from 20 observers and one organization, reporting on 67 species from 49 counties. Counties on the tabulation are listed in a west to east order, with the northernmost of the approximately equal locations given first. Numbers represent Nest Record Cards, A (for aliment) represents carrying food; B represents building nest; C represents copulating; E represents eggs; F represents feeding; M represents carrying nesting material; N represents nests observed for which no Nest Record Card was submitted; P represents brood patch; and Y represents young observed. Underlined numbers represent nests reported on Colonial Nesting Reports, and GPC in the following paragraph represents Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Twenty species were reported on 202 North American Nest Record Cards, and 47 species were reported without cards, for a total of 67 species. The counties, with column numbers in the tabulation shown in parentheses, and the contributors are: Banner (3), A. M. Kenitz; Boone (26), Wayne Mollhoff; Box Butte (6), Doug Thomas; Butler (38), GPC; Cass (48), GPC, Ruth Green; Cedar (36), GPC; Chase (2), GPC, lola Pennington; Cheyenne (8), GPC; Clay (29), GPC; Dawes (5), Mark Brogie, Bill Huser; Dawison (20), GPC; Dixon (41), GPC; Dodge (42), GPC; Douglas (46), Charles Burnett, R. G. Cortelyou, GPC, Helen MacAnally, Alice Rushton; Dundy (13), GPC; Fillmore (34), GPC; Frontier (7), GPC; Furnas (22), GPC; Garden (0), Ruth Green; Gosper (21), GPC; Hall (25), Bi11 Lemberg; Hamilton (28), GPC; Hayes 05), GPC, Hitchcock (6), GPC; Kearney (24), Harold Turner; Keith (ll), GPC; Keya Paha (9), GPC; Kimball (4), Mark Brogie, Bill Huser; Lancaster (44), K. F. Dinan, GPC, Bill Garthright; Lincoln (14), GPC, Ruth Green, Lee Morris; Merrick (27), GPC, Wayne Mollhoff, Morrill (7), GPC; Nuckolls (30), Bill Garthright; Polk (32), Norris Alfred; Platte (31), GPC; Red Willow (8), GPC; Richardson (49), GPC; Rock (23), Eldon Marsh; Saline (40), GPC; Sarpy (47), Russell Benedict, Ruth Green; Saunders (43), R. G. Cortelyou, GPC, Alice Rushton; Scotts Bluff (2), Mark Brogie, Bill Huser, A. M. Kenitz; Seward (39), GPC; Sheridan (9), Mark Brogie, Bill Huser; Sioux 0), Mark Brogie, GPC, Bill Huser; Stanton (37), GPC; Thayer (35), GPC; Washington (45), Ruth Green, Rick Wright; and York (33), Norris Alfred, Lee Morris.