Nebraska Ornithologists' Union


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"Fall Field Report, August-November 1995," from Nebraska Bird Review (December 1995) 63(4).


Copyright 1995, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. Used by permission.


Generally this was a "normal" fall, if there is such a thing; a few new early and late dates but no pattern, a few notable species showing or absent, and a few rarities. Grebes and loons were in evidence, including Red-throated and Pacific Loons and Red-necked Grebe, but geese did not arrive (or were not reported) in great numbers by the end of the period. The less common herons were in good numbers, notably Snowy Egret, and also Little Blue Heron and Yellow-crowned Night-Heron. Notable for their absence were the thrushes; few Swainson's were found, and no Gray-cheeked, Veery, or Hermit, although it should be said that these are not common in fall in Nebraska, based on published data.