Date of this Version
Nebraska Bird Review (June 2002) 70(2).
A significant feature of this report is the fact that 94 observers provided data! E-mail has certainly provided a simple way to report sightings with ease, obviating for many the tedium of compiling a magnum opus four times a year (although the ultra-dedicated Harding and Randolph still filed their standard 40-pager!).
Interesting banding information was, provided for Red-eyed Vireo, Gray Catbird, and Pine Siskin by Ruth Green. The characteristics of the subspecies of Pine Siskin are not well-known anywhere, let alone in Nebraska.
Waterfowl and raptors had few significant sightings, although harriers were noted nesting at a couple of locations south of the Platte River.
Shorebirds were interesting; Nebraska's 6th Ruff was the only real rarity, but usually uncommon species in high numbers included Marbled Godwit, Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling, and Dunlin. Very early were Pectoral Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, and Wilson's Phalarope, the latter by five days!