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“Annual Meeting at North Platte,” from Nebraska Bird Review (June 2007) 75(2).


Copyright 2007 Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union. Used by permission.


The 108th Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Ornithologists' Union was held in North Platte at the Sandhills Convention Center/Quality Inn on May 18–20, 2007. Field trips to surrounding counties for the 60 members and friends in attendance were organized by T. J. Walker and led by Robin Harding. Lanny Randolph, Wayne Mollhoff, and T. J. Walker.

Friday evening’s speaker was John Sidle, Threatened and Endangered Species Specialist with the United States Forest Service in Chadron, who spoke about efforts to monitor populations of Burrowing Owls and associated species, such as Ferruginous Hawks and Black-footed Ferrets.

Saturday evening, Dr. Josef Kren, a professor in the Health Science College at Bryan LGH Medical Center in Lincoln, gave a presentation on the neurobiology of bird song: how and why birds sing, calls vs. songs, how information gets from the brain to the vocal cords.