Nebraska Game and Parks Commission


Date of this Version



Published by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (May 2012) Version 1.0: 121 pages.


The purpose of this monograph is to provide a comprehensive review of the Rainwater Basin’s avifauna in the form of an annotated list of all species that have occurred and been reported in the region. Based on the information available, each species’ annual and seasonal occurrence and abundance is assessed. As with similar references, some conclusions are based on limited information and therefore are not as accurate as preferred. However, that is precisely why such a resource is constructed, to be a reference that can be easily consulted when observations are made. Users of this monograph are encouraged to challenge and question the conclusions made in this monograph. Furthermore, I would appreciate additional information or bird records that will improve the understanding of each species’ occurrence and abundance. This will improve the information in future versions of this document.