Nebraska Ornithologists' Union



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“Spring 1997 Bird Counts during Tristate Meeting, and for North Platte-Lincoln County, Nebraska,” from Nebraska Bird Review (September 1997) 65(3).


Copyright 1997 Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union. Used by permission.


The Ornithologists' Unions of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota held a Tristate spring meeting at Sioux City, IA on 16-18 May, organized by Bill Huser and committee members from Iowa and South Dakota, and hosted by the Loess Hills Audubon Society from South Sioux City, NE. Field trips were made into nearby areas of all three states. During an indoor session, a paper on "Migrating Hawks along Iowa's Loess Hills" was presented by Loren and Babs Padelford. The banquet speaker was Ken Kaufman, who spoke on "Bird study and natural history in the 21st century." During the weekend, a total of 196 bird species were seen, distributed as follows: Iowa - 177, Nebraska - 122, south Dakota - 147.