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Wally Jobman, "Confirmed Whooping Crane Sightings, 1942-1982," from Nebraska Bird Review (June 1991) 59(2).


Copyright 1991, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. Used by permission.


Since 1983, The Nebraska Bird Review has published the USFWS Whooping Crane migration report for both spring and fall. The following is data provided by Wally Jobman of USFWS on confirmed sightings of Whooping Cranes in Nebraska. The period covered is 1942 through 1982. It is hoped that the account of the sightings here will aid crane researchers.

The USFWS definition of a confirmed sighting is noted in NBR 56:79. Researchers interested in other crane data should consult issues of the NBR starting in 1983 for complete data since that period. For further information, interested parties should contact Wally Jobman, USFWS, Fish and Wildlife Enhancement, NE/KS Field Office, 203 W. Second Street, Grand Island, NE 68801.