Nebraska Ornithologists' Union


Date of this Version



Bennett, "1989 Nebraska nesting Report," from Nebraska Bird Review (June 1990) 58(2).


Copyright 1990, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. Used by permission.


Data on the 1989 nesting season in Nebraska were received from 25 observers and two agencies, reporting on 105 species from 53 counties. Counties on the tabulation are listed in a west to east order, with the northernmost of the approximately equal locations given first. Numbers in normal type represent Nest Record Cards; numbers in italics represent nests reported by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission; B represents nest building; C represents carrying food; E represents eggs; F represents feeding; M represents carrying nesting materials; N represents nests observed for which no Nest Record Card was submitted; P represents brood patch; S represents carrying fecal material; V represents Brown-headed Cowbird (visitor) egg in nest; Y represents young observed; and Z represents N, E, and Y. A 'figure in bold type in the Total Species line has been adjusted to allow for duplication between Nest Record Cards, Game Commission reports, and No Nest Card reports. GPC in the following paragraph represents Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and CLR represents Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge and North Platte NWR. Thirty-three species were reported on 93 North American Nest Record Cards; 6 species with 543 nests by GPC, and 92 species with no cards. Eliminating duplications in reporting gives 105 total species.