Nebraska Ornithologists' Union


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Ratzlaff, "Nebraska Ornithologists' Union Fall Field Days, Sept. 9-11, 1994," from Nebraska Bird Review (September 1994) 62(3).


Copyright 1994, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. Used by permission.


A total of 118 species were seen by 60 Nebraska birders and a few from other states, in the Nebraska National Forest near Halsey, Thomas County where the Forest is located, and three other nearby counties, Blaine, Cherry, and Brown (see Table 1). There was a nice variety of forest, lake, riparian, wetland, and sandhill habitats. Notable sightings were a subadult Mississippi Kite in the camp area of the Forest and along the Middle Loup River west of the bridge, and a White-faced Ibis. Ruth Green banded House Wrens, 1 Gray Catbird, 1 Yellow-breasted Chat, 2 Rufous-sided Towhees, 64 Chipping Sparrows, 2 Clay-colored Sparrows, and 20 Field Sparrows.