Nebraska Ornithologists' Union


Date of this Version



Bennett, "1988 Nebraska Nesting Report," from Nebraska Bird Review (June 1989) 57(2).


Copyright 1989 Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. Used by permission.


Data on the 1988 Nesting season in Nebraska were received from 25 observers and 2 agencies, reporting on 94 species from 52 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; underlined numbers represent nests reported on Colonial Bird Register Forms; C represents carrying food; E represents eggs; F represents feeding; H represents nest building (home); N represents nests observed for which no Nest Record Card was submitted; S represents fecal sacs; V represents feeding Brown-headed Cowbird (visitor); X is used for Great Blue Heron in Rock Co. because the actual number was not reported; Y represents young observed; * is shown in the Cowbird line when V is shown in another line; o is shown over Total Species when a species has been reported both with and without Nest Record Cards, so the count is duplicated in the Nest Card and No Nest Card totals; + is shown above the Great Blue Heron total, and Rock,Co. and Total Colonial numbers to indicate that the actual figure would be higher if the actual figure for X had been known. GPC in the following paragraph represents Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and CLR represents Crescent Lake NWR.

Thirty-seven species were reported on 190 North American Nest Record Cards; 4 species were reported on Colonial Bird Register Forms, and 55 species were reported without cards, for a total of 94 species. (Two species were reported on both Nest Record Cards and Colonial Bird Register Forms.)