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"1991 Nebraska Christmas Bird Count," from Nebraska Bird Review (March 1992) 60(1).
1991 NEBRASKA CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
The 1991 count yielded a total of 109 identified species (Table 2), and seven not identified to species (Table 1). The number of individual birds totaled 109,335 (Tables 1 and 2). In comparison with the previous two years, there was an increase in the number of identified species in 1991, but a decrease in the number of individual birds, which follows the trend of recent years. The number of reporting locations was 10 in 1991 compared to 6 in 1990 and 14 in 1989. The data and conditions on the dates chosen for the counts are given in Table 3.
The Lake McConoughy area, included in 1991 but not in the previous two years, added 16 species not seen elsewhere. These included Common Loon, Horned and Western Grebes, 9 duck species (Northern Shoveler, Canvasback, Ring-necked, Greater Scaup, Oldsquaw, White-winged Scoter, Bufflehead, Hooded and Common Mergansers), American Coot, Killdeer, and Bonaparte's and California Gulls. Among unique sightings elsewhere were Blue-winged Teals and Marsh Wren (Scottsbluff), Peregrine Falcon, Long-eared Owls, Brown Thrasher, Eastern Meadowlarks, and Rusty Blackbirds (Lincoln), Eastern Bluebird (Omaha), Northern Mockingbird and Yellow-rumped Warbler (Tristate).