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Esther V. Bennett, “1985 Nebraska Nesting Survey,” from Nebraska Bird Review (June 1986) 54(2).


Copyright 1986 Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union. Used by permission.


Data on the 1985 nesting season in Nebraska were received from 28 observers and two agencies, reporting on 83 species from 39 counties. Counties in 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, N represents nests for which no Nest Record Card was submitted, E represents eggs, F represents feeding, C represents copulating, CF represents carrying food, FCo represents feeding Cowbird, NM represents carrying nesting material, and Y represents young observed. GPC in the following paragraph represents Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and CLNWR is Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

Twenty-four species were reported on 193 North American Nest Report Cards and 59 species were reported without cards, for a total of 83 species.