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"NOU and NAMC Spring Bird Count, May 1996," from Nebraska Bird Review (September 1996) 64(3).
Bird species seen in a Nebraska five-county area during the Annual Meeting of the Nebraska ornithologists' Union 17-19 May, are presented in Table 1 on pages 84-90. The total count was 161 species.
The table also includes data for the North American Migration count on 11 May in two Nebraska counties, Boone (compiler: Wayne Mollhoff, Ashland), and Sarpy (compiler: Betty Grenon, Bellevue). Observations in Boone Co. were made between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. with two observers for 6 hours and one observer for 3 hours. They covered 3 miles on foot for 6 hours and 40 miles by car for 3 hours. The temperature ranged from 38-55°F and the wind from 5-20 mph. There was 100% cloud cover with some sprinkles in the afternoon. Observations in Sarpy Co. were made between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. with 31 observers in 14 parties. They covered 36 miles on foot in 173 hours and 152 miles by car in 18.5 hours. Two observers covered 0.5 miles and 1 hour owling, and two observers spent 1 hour at one feeding station. The temperature ranged from 40-60o F, and the cloud cover from 10-75% supporting details for Water Pipit and Townsend's Warbler, both seen in Sarpy county, are given as follows.