Nebraska Ornithologists' Union


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The Nebraska Bird Review Vol. 88 No. 3, pp 124-134


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. Species for which the NOURC seeks documentation (NOURC Review List) can be found at the NOU website Starting in 2020, the NOURC will deal mainly with those species deemed as Accidental on the “Official List of the Birds of Nebraska”. Casual species and out-ofrange species will continue to be summarized in the “Seasonal Reports” of the Nebraska Bird Review and will be evaluated by Nebraska eBird reviewers (if submitted on that platform). 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).

The following includes all revisions made by the American Ornithological Society (Chesser et al. 2019) in 2019 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 2019 calendar year covering 99 records with accession numbers 2159 – 2257. 2019 Additions/Deletions to the "Official List of the Birds of Nebraska”: There were no new species added in 2019. The “Official List of the Birds of Nebraska” stands at 463 species.