Nebraska Ornithologists' Union


1981 Christmas Count

Copyright 1982, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. Used by permission.


Eighty-eight species (fourteen less than last year) were reported in the 1981 Christmas Count, and one species (two less than last year) was reported present during the count week but not recorded on the count day on any count Seven localities reported this year, the same as last year, but Grand Island and Tri-state replaced Kearney and Hastings. Two additional races were reported, the same as last year. The individual count this year was 64,054, compared to 317,910 last year. The drop in the Snow Goose (178,719) and Mallard (81,291) counts more than accounts for the difference. Nineteen species were reported on all of the counts, compared to twelve last year.