Nebraska Ornithologists' Union



Copyright 1983, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. Used by permission.



Two hundred sixty-nine species, from 10 localities, are listed in this report. Comparable figures for previous years are: 277 species from 14 localities in 1981, 281 (and a possible Veery) from 12 localities in 1980, and 284 from 11 in 1979.

The information is presented in a rough west (left) to east (right) order, with locations of about the same longitude listed with the northernmost first. Two dates indicate the first and last records for the period. The symbols used are:

JI, Au, Sp, Ot, No, and Om for the months

H for a species reported as present during the count week on the Christmas Count when the Count date is later than the last date reported on this report

N indicates that there is a comment in the text

P to indicate a species which is present all of the year, although the same individuals may not be present during the whole year, and the numbers may vary greatly during the year.

S- to indicate a species which arrived before 1 July and was reported on the Spring Occurrence Report

S-W to indicate much the same thing as P, but where the situation is not always the case

-W to indicate a species which remained after 31 December (but the lack of such an indication does not necessarily mean that the species did not remain)

X for a species reported on the Christmas Count when the count date was later than the last date reported on this report. The Christmas Count may include areas not normally covered by the reporters for this report.

x when the exact date in a month is not given.

The new names and the new order are used in the tabulation, as The New A.O.U. Checklist and Nebraska Birds (NBR 50:74) promised. If the new order is too puzzling, a reference to the page numbers from Johnsgard's Checklist in that article may help.

The reporting locations, contributors (to the extent known), and special comments are: Adams, Hastings, 70 species, Miss Bernice Welch, reporter, Elsie Helzer, Esther Kennedy, and Dorothy Marsh.

Boone, Albion, 152 species, Wayne J. Mollhoff, reporter. He commented that most of the ground feeders (Horned Larks and Longspurs) -seemed to have left,probably due to the' ice storm that preceded the Christmas snow.