Nebraska Ornithologists' Union


Date of this Version



The Nebraska Bird Review Vol. 85 No. 4 (2017), pp 198-203


Published by the Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union, Inc


The 2017 NOU Fall Field Days took place in and around Ogallala on Sept. 15 - 17 with 55 in attendance. The weather on Friday was hot and windy, making finding birds a challenge. Overnight a cold front came through causing birders to shiver on Saturday and Sunday mornings, but the payoff was easier birding and some interesting species. Field trips were led by William Flack, Clem Klaphake, Wayne Mollhoff, Don Paseka, Ross Silcock and T. J. Walker. Locations included Cedar Point Biological Station, Lake Ogallala SRA, various beaches along the shore of Lake McConaughy SRA, Ash Hollow State Historical Park, Sutherland Reservoir SRA, the town of Arthur, Box and Swan Lakes in Arthur Co., and Deuel County. Species of note included Red-necked Grebe, Black-bellied Plover, American Golden-Plover, Buffbreasted Sandpiper, Sabine’s Gull, Lesser and Great Black-backed Gulls, Snowy Egret, Broad-winged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Black-billed Magpie, Carolina Wren, and 13 sparrow species. Final tally was 160 species.