Nebraska Ornithologists' Union



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"1980 Christmas Count," from Nebraska Bird Review (March 1981) 49(1).


Copyright 1981, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. Used by permission.


One hundred and two species (three more than last year) were reported in the 1980 Christmas Count, and three species (two more than last year) were reported present during the count week but not seen on the count day. These increases were in spite of one less count Crawford - this year. Two additional races were reported, compared to three last year. The individual count this year was 317,910, compared to 188,102 last year, with the Snow Goose count at Omaha, particularly, and at DeSoto and the Mallard count at DeSoto accounting for more than the difference between the two year's counts. Twelve species, the same number as last year, were reported from all reporting stations.