Nebraska Ornithologists' Union


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Brogie, “1996 (Eighth) Report of the NOU Records Committee,” from Nebraska Bird Review (September 1997) 65(3).


Copyright 1997 Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union. Used by permission.


The functions and methods of the NOU Records Committee are described in its bylaws (NOU Records Committee 1986). The committee's purpose is to provide a procedure for documenting unusual bird sightings and to establish a list of all documented birds for Nebraska. THE OFFICIAL LIST OF THE BIRDS OF NEBRASKA was first published in 1988 (NOU Records Committee 1988) and has been appended six times (Mollhoff 1989, Grenon 1990, 1991, Gubanyi l996a, 1996b, 1996c). An update of THE OFFICIAL LIST OF THE BIRDS OF NEBRASKA was last published in 1997 (NOU Records Committee 1997) and includes the additions and changes in status of the 1996 NOURC records.

This report includes all accounts submitted during the calendar year of 1996, covering 153 records with accession numbers 451-479, 491-614. All records mentioned here will be available to interested persons at the NOU archives at the University of Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln, NE. Interested parties should contact the current NOU Librarian, whose address can be found in the latest issue of The Nebraska Bird Review.