Nebraska Ornithologists' Union


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The Nebraska Bird Review, Vol. 87 No. 2 (2019), pp. 65-70


Published by the Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union, Inc.


The NOU Annual Meeting and Spring Field Days, organized by Jan Johnson, was held in Fairbury on May 17-19, 2019, with 64 in attendance. Our meetings and meals took place in the 4-H building at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Despite the forecast for rain, the weather was perfect on Saturday morning, with rain arriving only in the late afternoon. Wind made listening for nightjars difficult on both evenings and it continued to be a problem on Sunday, but the total species list for the meeting was 165. Field trips were led by Shari Schwartz, John Carlini, Bill Flack, and Ross Silcock, and destinations included Rock Creek Station WMA and SRA, Rock Glen WMA, Flathead WMA, Rose Creek WMA, Crystal Springs Lakes, Buckley Creek Reservoir, Alexandria SRA and WMA, Little Blue WMA, and Father Hupp WMA. Evening trips to listen for nightjars were led by Joe Gubanyi. Among the highlights were Mississippi Kite, Snowy Plover, Ruddy Turnstone, Chuck-will’s-widow, Eastern Whip-poor-will, Pileated Woodpecker, Philadelphia Vireo, Louisiana and Northern Waterthrush, Yellow-breasted Chat, and Lazuli Bunting.