Nebraska Ornithologists' Union


Date of this Version



Bennett, "1987 Nebraska Nesting Survey," from Nebraska Bird Review (June 1988) 56(2).


Copyright 1988, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. Used by permission.


Data on the 1987 nesting season in Nebraska were received from 32 observers and three organizations, reporting on 72 species from 46 counties. Counties on the tabulation are listed in a west to east order, with the northernmost of the approximately equal locations given first. Numbers represent Nest Record Cards; A (for aliment) represents carrying food; C represents colony for which no nest numbers were reported (but 15 individuals were reported); F represents feeding young; N represents nests observed for which no Nest Record Card was submitted; P represents brood patch; X represents a nest built and occupied for a period of time in an incubating mode, but in which no eggs were laid (NEB 56:16); and Y represents young observed. Underlined numbers represent nests reported on Colonial Register Forms. GPC in the following paragraph represents Nebraska Game and Parks Commission; WAS represents Wachiska Audubon Society; and WRT represents Wildlife Rescue Team.