Nebraska Ornithologists' Union



Date of this Version



The Nebraska Bird Review Vol. 91 No. 2, pp. 84-90.


Published by the Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union, Inc.


The NOU Annual Meeting and Spring Field Days was held in Valentine on May 5-7, 2023, with 50 in attendance. Our meetings and meals took place in the Niobrara Lodge. Field trips were led by Robin Harding, William Flack, T. J. Walker, Dave Heidt, Mark Brogie and Don and Janis Paseka. Destinations included Thomas Creek WMA, Cub Creek Recreation Area, the Niobrara Valley Preserve (TNC Property), the river road from Meadville (SW of Springview) to Norden, the Valentine City Park, Valentine Fish Hatchery, Ft. Niobrara NWR, Anderson Bridge WMA, the Minnechaduza Creek crossing north of Kilgore, Steer Creek, Merritt Reservoir, Valentine NWR (Hackberry & Watts Lake area), American Game Marsh WMA, Willow Lake WMA, South Pine WMA, Long Pine WMA, and Pine Glen WMA. The total species list for the meeting was 163. Among the highlights were Common Poorwill, Whimbrel, Long-billed Curlew, Hudsonian Godwit, Western Sandpiper, American Bittern, Snowy Egret, Burrowing Owl, Peregrine Falcon, Willow Flycatcher, Say’s Phoebe, Brewer’s Blackbird, Scarlet Tanager and 10 warbler species.