Nebraska Ornithologists' Union



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"Nebraska Christmas Bird Count for 1996," from Nebraska Bird Review (March 1997) 65(1).


Copyright 1997, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. Used by permission.


The official count period for the 97th National Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count was 20 December 1996 through 5 January 1997. One location (Harlan County) conducted counts outside the official period.

The numerical data are presented in Table 1 (pages 28-34) in a west (left) to east (right) order for nine locations in Nebraska. Unusual species that were underlined in the individual reports are marked by an asterisk (*) before the number in a particular column, and unusual numbers underlined in the reports are shown in bold. For Bald Eagles, the total number, which is given first, includes any adults and/or immatures (given in parentheses). Species with subdivisions such as for Snow Goose, Northern Flicker, and Dark-eyed Junco, are counted as a unit in getting species totals. Unidentified species are included in the total numbers but not in the number of species for a location except when no specific form was reported. Species seen in the count circle during the count period, but not on the count day, are listed at the end of the location descriptions.