Nebraska Ornithologists' Union



William Flack

Date of this Version



The Nebraska Bird Review Volume 90 Number 2, June 2022, p. 77


Published by the Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union, Inc.


Nebraska's birding community suffered a great loss on June 17, 2022, with the death of Lanny Randolph, an enthusiastic birder and a good friend to all of us. ... Lanny ... resolutely continued birding. In May 2022, he was able to attend the NOU meeting in Gering, and to see many of his longtime friends for the first time since the COVID pandemic. But a month later, on June 17, he was taken from us. Lanny's no longer physically present among us. But for those of us who knew him, he'll always be there in our memories, an invisible presence on every NOU field trip and an almost-audible companion as we go out in pursuit of county birds. We'll all miss him greatly, but we were enriched by knowing him.