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Brogie, “Notes on a Greater Sage-Grouse Record by Levi L. Mohler,” from Nebraska Bird Review (December 2012) 80(4).


Copyright 2012 Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. Used by permission.


In Nebraska, Greater Sage-Grouse has been considered an uncommon casual winter visitor in the extreme northwest (Sharpe et al. 2001). This species may now be extirpated in Nebraska due to habitat loss. There have been no known Nebraska observations of Greater Sage-Grouse in the last 25 years. The only documented record accepted by the NOURC of Greater Sage-Grouse in Nebraska (Accession #243) is a description of an adult male in September 1987 in extreme northwest Sioux County by Douglas Kapke (Grenon AG. 1990).

In 2002 Wayne Mollhoff received the following record from Levi L. Mohler and submitted it to the NOURC in 2011.