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“The Eighty-fifth (1986) Annual Meeting,” from Nebraska Bird Review (June 1986) 54(2).
The Tout Bird Club was host for the eighty-fifth Annual Meeting 17 and 18 May 1986, which was based at the University of Nebraska Research Center at North Platte. Seventy-six people attended the banquet, and that probably was the maximum attendance. There was a slide show Friday night, Saturday morning was for birding. In the afternoon Tom Hupf, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Island, presented the slide show “Rainwater Basin Wetland Project” and led a discussion afterward. The business meeting followed. It was announced that the Groove-billed Ani (NBR 53:78), reported by Maysel Kiser and others, was the best rare bird reported, and the Rufous Hummingbird (NBR 53:80), reported by Arthur V. Douglas, was the next best, out of a total of 10 birds reported. The 1987 Annual Meeting will be held 16 and 17 May 1987, in Valentine, as a joint meeting with the South Dakota society. The 1986 Fall Field Day will be held at Halsey 4 and 5 October. The following officers were elected: Gary Lingle, President; Thomas Labedz, Vice-president; Lona Shafer, Treasurer; Ruth Green, Secretary; Neva Pruess, Librarian; and R. G. Cortelyou, Editor. After the banquet that evening Greg Wingfield, Non-game Biologist, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, spoke on “Pine Ridge Prairie Falcons and Other Raptors,” illustrated with slides, and Wayne Mollhoff gave an update on the Breeding Bird Atlas project. Sunday morning was available for birding. After the noon lunch and bird tally there was a guided tour of Scout’s Rest Ranch for those who could stay longer.