Nebraska Ornithologists' Union



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“Book Reviews,” from Nebraska Bird Review (June 1986) 54(2).


Copyright 1986 Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union. Used by permission.


Tales of a Low-Rent Birder, Pete Dunne, 175 pp., 5½ x 8¾, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, cloth, $15.95. Pete Dunne is director of the Cape May Bird Observatory. These articles were written between 1977 and 1986 and appeared first in the Peregrine Observer.

Migratory Bird Habitat on the Platte and North Platte Rivers in Nebraska, Paul J. Currier, Gary R. Lingle, John G. VanDerwalker, 184 pp., 6 x 9, The Platte River Whooping Crane Trust, 2550 N. Diers Avenue, Suite H, Grand Island, Nebraska 68801, indexed, paper, $11.00 postpaid from the Trust. This is a study of the factors bearing on the suitability of the habitat, and the changes in them since the area began to be settled. The emphasis is on Sandhill Cranes, since they are the most numerous and the most studied, but species endangered in various degrees (notably Whooping Cranes) are also discussed.