Nebraska Ornithologists' Union


Date of this Version



The Nebraska Bird Review Vol. 86 No. 3 (2018), pp 131-142


Published by the Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union, Inc.


The functions and methods of the Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union Records Committee (NOURC) are described in its bylaws (NOURC 2010). The committee’s purpose is to provide a procedure for documenting unusual bird sightings and to establish a list of all documented birds for Nebraska. Accidental and casual species for which the NOURC seeks documentation (NOURC Review List) can be found at the NOU website All records mentioned here are available to interested persons at the NOU archives at the University of Nebraska State Museum (UNSM), Lincoln, NE. Interested parties should contact the current NOU Librarian, whose address can be found in the latest issue of The Nebraska Bird Review (NBR).

State List: The following summarizes all revisions made by the American Ornithological Society (Chesser et al. 2017) in 2017 including scientific name changes and taxonomic realignment that affect the current published “Official List of the Birds of Nebraska: 2017” (NOURC 2017, This report includes all accounts submitted during the 2017 calendar year covering 114 records with accession numbers 1858 - 1971.