Nebraska Ornithologists' Union


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"2002 (14th) Report of the NOU Records Committee," in Nebraska Bird Review (September 2003) 71(3): 136-142.


Copyright 2003, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. Used by permission.


The functions and methods of the NOU Records Committee are described in its bylaws (NOU Records Committee 1986). 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. "The Official List of the Birds of Nebraska" was first published in 1988 (NOU Records Committee 1988) and an update was published in 1997 (NOU Records Committee 1997).

The "Official List" has been appended twelve times: (Mollhoff 1989, Grenon 1990, 1991, Gubanyi 1996a, 1996b, 1996c, Brogie 1997,1998,1999, Jorgensen 2001, 2002, 2003). This report includes all accounts submitted during the calendar year of2002 covering 38 records with accession numbers 1011-1048 and one previous unfinished record: accession number 811. It also includes changes involving Nebraska species not addressed in previous reports. All records mentioned here will be available to interested persons at the NOU archives at the University of Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln, NE. Interested parties should contact the current NOU Librarian, whose address can be found in the latest issue of The Nebraska Bird Review.