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