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Sighting Of A Canyon Wren In Knox County, Nebraska, Mark A. Brogie Dec 1992

Sighting Of A Canyon Wren In Knox County, Nebraska, Mark A. Brogie

Nebraska Bird Review

The Canyon Wren (Catherpes mexicanus) is found in all states west of the Rocky Mountains; however, east of the Rockies it resides only in western Oklahoma, and in western and central Texas, with a separate population in the Black Hills of Wyoming and South Dakota. It has never been recorded in North Dakota or Kansas, or in any state whose entire boundaries lie east of the 100th meridian (DeSante and Pyle 1986). This species is almost entirely resident over its range, although a few most northerly populations depart in winter, and there are some altitudinal migrations to escape winter ...


Index To Volume 60, R. G. Cortelyou Dec 1992

Index To Volume 60, R. G. Cortelyou

Nebraska Bird Review

INDEX TO VOLUME 60

Compiled by R. G. Cortelyou, 5109 Underwood Avenue, omaha, Nebraska 68132

Accipiter sp. 41

Albino 69, 70

Alewife 54

Alexander, Irene 41

Alfred, Norris 35, 148

Allison, Mary 41

Amiotte, Sue 41

An Additional Nebraska Record of Common Eider? 149

Anderson, C. L. 65(2)

Anschutz, Steven 152

Ault, Jim 149, 167

Avocet, American 3, 10, 11, 30, 66, 94, 95, 138, 142, 145

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Wingfield, Gregg 60, 65 Wolf 156, 157

Wood, Donald 35, 149, Gertrude 35, 41, 149

Wood-Pewee, Eastern 3, 16, 17, 108, 109, 141, 142, 145(2), 146, 167

Western 16, 17, 78 ...


International Migratory Bird Day, May 8, 1993 Dec 1992

International Migratory Bird Day, May 8, 1993

Nebraska Bird Review

The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, in cooperation with the Information and Education Working Group of Partners in Flight, is coordinating this first annual event. Individuals and organizations throughout the Western Hemisphere will focus on the conservation of birds that migrate across the Americas. Citizens will participate in bird counts, develop educational displays and other activities, and band together to restore and protect fragile habitats.


Corrections In Vol. 60, No. 3, P.78, 1992, Rosalind Morris Dec 1992

Corrections In Vol. 60, No. 3, P.78, 1992, Rosalind Morris

Nebraska Bird Review

Richard C. Rosche detected two errors in the bird list for the fall field trips in Dawes and Sioux counties. The Chuck-will's widow reported for Sioux County was not seen and should be deleted from the list. The Yellow-bellied Woodpecker reported in Dawes and Sioux counties should be Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Please inform me about any questionable items, and the corrections will be published in the following issue of the NBR.


Nebraska Ornithologists' Union Annual Meeting, May 14-16, 1993 Dec 1992

Nebraska Ornithologists' Union Annual Meeting, May 14-16, 1993

Nebraska Bird Review

The NOU Annual Meeting will be held at the Marina Inn, South Sioux city, NE, with field trips scheduled for nearby areas. For further information, contact George Brown, President, 2018, 12th Ave., Kearney, NE (308/237-3864), or Scott Purdy, Vice Pres., 2222 Bellwood Drive, Apt. 104, Grand Island, NE 68801 (308/384-8903).


"Notes On Bird Sightings," From Nebraska Bird Review (December 1992) Dec 1992

"Notes On Bird Sightings," From Nebraska Bird Review (December 1992)

Nebraska Bird Review

Notes from contributions to "A Bird’s Eye View" (Audubon Society of Omaha) by Ruth C. Green, 506 W. 31 Ave .. Bellevue, NE 68005

AMERICAN WHITE unusually early Lake in western Offut Base Lake PELICAN. Flocks of this species were seen in 1992 fall migration by Julie Schroeder on Curtis Douglas County on July 22, and by Ruth Green at in Bellevue, Sarpy County on July 29.

CATTLE EGRET. In mid-July, 1992, Ruth identified a male Cattle Egret in full breeding plumage as it was chasing insects in the yard of Bob and Elaine Sabin, Bellevue.

RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD. On August ...


Book Review Of Gladys Black's "Iowa Birdlife" From Nebraska Bird Review December 1992, Hazel Scheiber Dec 1992

Book Review Of Gladys Black's "Iowa Birdlife" From Nebraska Bird Review December 1992, Hazel Scheiber

Nebraska Bird Review

This book is a compilation of 100 of the articles that were published in the Des Moines Register from 1982 to 1992. The profits from the sale of the book will support Conservancy projects to protect and preserve the Iowa bird habitats described in the book.

The author's locale is Pleasantville, a small town southeast of Des Moines in the area around Lake Red Rock, which is between Pella and Knoxville. She has made bird observations every day for 35 years. Through her articles, talks, and field trips, she has done more than anyone else in Iowa to bring ...


Nebraska Bird Review (December 1992) 60(4), Whole Issue Dec 1992

Nebraska Bird Review (December 1992) 60(4), Whole Issue

Nebraska Bird Review

Table of Contents

Corrections in Vol. 60 No.3, P. 78 1992…………………….152

Whooping Crane Sightings in Nebraska, Fall 1992…………………….152

International Migratory Bird Day, May 8, 1993 …………………….153

Nebraska Ornithologists' Union Annual Meeting, May 14-16, 1993…………………….153

Bird Items and Their Use in Some Omaha Indian Artifacts …………………….154

Sighting of a Canyon Wren in Knox County, Nebraska …………………….163

Notes on Bird Sightings…………………….166

Book Review…………………….168

Index to Volume 60 …………………….170


Masthead From Nebraska Bird Review (December 1992) Dec 1992

Masthead From Nebraska Bird Review (December 1992)

Nebraska Bird Review

Published quarterly in March, June, September, and December by the Nebraska Ornithologists' Union, Inc. as its official Journal, and sent to members not in arrears for dues. Annual subscription rates (on a calendar year basis only) are $12.50 in the United States, $15.00 in Canada and Mexico, and $17.50 for all other countries, payable in advance. Single copies are $4.00 each, postpaid, in the United States; $5.00 elsewhere. Send orders for back issues of the NBR to Thomas E. Labedz, NOU Librarian, W-436 Nebraska Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0514.

Memberships in NOU (on ...


Spiders Of The Uw-Milwaukee Field Station, Martin J. Blasczyk, Joan P. Jass, John L. Kaspar Oct 1992

Spiders Of The Uw-Milwaukee Field Station, Martin J. Blasczyk, Joan P. Jass, John L. Kaspar

Field Station Bulletins

A checklist of 100 species from 16 families is presented in this preliminary report of spiders at the UWM Field Station. Listed with the species are the months and habitats in which they were collected.


A Preliminary Survey Of Archaeological Sites Surrounding Cedarburg Bog, Donald A. Bezella Oct 1992

A Preliminary Survey Of Archaeological Sites Surrounding Cedarburg Bog, Donald A. Bezella

Field Station Bulletins

Cedarburg Bog was an attractive location for prehistoric Indian occupancy sites. The combination of upland deciduous forest and lowland marsh environments provided a rich food resource base for native inhabitants. During a surface survey conducted in 1991-1992, 11 habitation sites were located on the Bog's adjacent upland area. Projectile points which were found on the various sites and were diagnostic of certain periods, revealed a range of habitation from Early Archaic (6000 B.C.) to Late Woodland (1700 A.D.). Based on the characteristics of the sites discovered, it is apparent that other sites remain to be uncovered. This ...


Seed Germination Requirements Of Four Species Co-Occurring In A Wisconsin Sedge Meadow, John L. Larson Oct 1992

Seed Germination Requirements Of Four Species Co-Occurring In A Wisconsin Sedge Meadow, John L. Larson

Field Station Bulletins

Seeds of four colonizing species which occur together in a recently revegetated sedge meadow were tested for germination after storage under three different conditions. Seeds were tested at an alternating temperature regime of 21° C dark, and 32° C light. Three species, Bidens frondosa, B. coronata, and Scirpus cyperinus germinated most successfully when stored under moist-cool conditions. Germination of Carex scoparia was consistently high and was not affected by storage condition. Differences in seed germination among the four species may contribute to their coexistence in highly disturbed environments such as newly revegetated sedge meadows.


Whooping Crane Sightings In Nebraska, Fall 1992, Steven Anschutz Oct 1992

Whooping Crane Sightings In Nebraska, Fall 1992, Steven Anschutz

Nebraska Bird Review

Steven Anschutz, Nebraska state Supervisor at the Nebraska/Kansas Field Office of the Fish and Wildlife Service, U. S. Dept. of Interior, Grand Island, NE, has supplied Whooping Crane migration data for the fall season, 1992. Some general aspects of the migration will be given, but specific sightings will be limited to Nebraska. Further information can be obtained from Mr. Wally Jobman at the office given above, 203 West Second Street, Grand Island, NE 68801.

Based on the breeding-ground surveys during the summer of 1992, about 148 birds were expected to arrive at Aransas wildlife Refuge during the fall. A ...


Worldwide Prevalence Of Lentivirus Infection In Wild Feline Species: Epidemiologic And Phylogenetic Aspects, Robert A. Olmstead, Raymond Langley, Melody E. Roelke, Robert M. Goeken, Diane Adger-Johnson, Julie P. Goff, John P. Albert, Craig Packer, M. Karen Laurenson, Tim M. Caro, Lue Scheepers, David E. Wildt, Mitchell Bush, Janice S. Martenson, Stephen J. O'Brien Oct 1992

Worldwide Prevalence Of Lentivirus Infection In Wild Feline Species: Epidemiologic And Phylogenetic Aspects, Robert A. Olmstead, Raymond Langley, Melody E. Roelke, Robert M. Goeken, Diane Adger-Johnson, Julie P. Goff, John P. Albert, Craig Packer, M. Karen Laurenson, Tim M. Caro, Lue Scheepers, David E. Wildt, Mitchell Bush, Janice S. Martenson, Stephen J. O'Brien

Biology Faculty Articles

The natural occurrence of lentiviruses closely related to feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) in nondomestic felid species is shown here to be worldwide. Cross-reactive antibodies to FIV were common in several free-ranging populations of large cats, including East African lions and cheetahs of the Serengeti ecosystem and in puma (also called cougar or mountain lion) populations throughout North America. Infectious puma lentivirus (PLV) was isolated from several Florida panthers, a severely endangered relict puma subspecies inhabiting the Big Cypress Swamp and Everglades ecosystems in southern Florida. Phylogenetic analysis of PLV genomic sequences from disparate geographic isolates revealed appreciable divergence from domestic ...


Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area: History, Flora, Geology, Climate, And Ecology, James R. Ehleringer, Lois A. Arnow, Ted Arnow, Irving B. Mcnulty, Norman C. Negus Sep 1992

Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area: History, Flora, Geology, Climate, And Ecology, James R. Ehleringer, Lois A. Arnow, Ted Arnow, Irving B. Mcnulty, Norman C. Negus

Great Basin Naturalist

Red Butte Canyon is a protected, near pristine canyon entering Salt Lake Valley, Utah. It contains a well-developed riparian zone and a perennial stream; hillside vegetation ranges from grasslands on the lower limits to Douglas-fir and aspen stands at the upper elevations. In this paper we describe the history of human impact, natural history aspects of climate, geology, and ecology, and faunal and floral information for key species in the canyon. The role and importance of Research Natural Areas is discussed, particularly with respect to the need to protect Red Butte Canyon—one of the few remaining undisturbed riparian ecosystems ...


Nebraska Ornithologists' Union Business Meetings, 1992, From Minutes By Todd Jensen, Secretary, Todd Jensen Sep 1992

Nebraska Ornithologists' Union Business Meetings, 1992, From Minutes By Todd Jensen, Secretary, Todd Jensen

Nebraska Bird Review

Executive board meeting held in Kearney, Nebraska, February 29, 1992. Seven (7) members present.

Tom Labedz, Librarian, said that a new slide projector had been purchased and is owned by the Nebraska Ornithologists' Union (NOU).

Moving of the NOU library, including archives, from its current location in Nebraska Hall, UNL was discussed. Moved by Gary Lingle, seconded by Alice Kenitz, and passed unanimously that we investigate the possibility of depositing the archives in the Nebraska state Historical Society, which is willing to accept them.

Records Committee

Alan Grenon moved out of Nebraska and resigned as Chairman.

Moved by Gary Lingle ...


Masthead From Nebraska Bird Review (September 1992) Sep 1992

Masthead From Nebraska Bird Review (September 1992)

Nebraska Bird Review

Published quarterly in March, June, September, and December by the Nebraska Ornithologists' Union, Inc. as its official Journal, and sent to members not in arrears for dues. Annual subscription rates (on a calendar year basis only) are $12.50 in the United States, $15.00 in Canada and Mexico, and $17.50 for all other countries, payable in advance. Single copies are $4.00 each, postpaid, in the United States; $5.00 elsewhere. Send orders for back issues of the NBR to Thomas E. Labedz, NOU Librarian, W-436 Nebraska Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0514.

Memberships in NOU (on ...


125 Species Seen During Annual Spring Meeting, May 15-17, 1992, Scott Purdy Sep 1992

125 Species Seen During Annual Spring Meeting, May 15-17, 1992, Scott Purdy

Nebraska Bird Review

Total: 125 species. County abbreviations: C=Chase, D=Dundy, F=Frontier, H=Hayes, HI=Hitchcock, R=Red willow, AII=seen in all 5 counties.

Common Loon (HI), Eared Grebe (F), Western Grebe (HI), American White Pelican (F, R), Double-crested Cormorant (F, H, HI, R), Great Blue Heron (F, H, HI, R), Green-backed Heron (D, H, R), Black-crowned Night-Heron (F, R), White-faced Ibis (H, R), Canada Goose (F, R), Wood Duck (F, H, R), Green-winged Teal (F), Mallard (D, F, HI, R), Blue-winged Teal (D, F, HI, R), Gadwall (HI), Redhead (F), Hooded Merganser (HI), Ruddy Duck (F), Turkey Vulture (All ...


An Additional Nebraska Record Of Common Eider?, W. Ross Silcock Sep 1992

An Additional Nebraska Record Of Common Eider?, W. Ross Silcock

Nebraska Bird Review

An "Iowa" record of Common Eider to date has apparently not been considered as a Nebraska record (Johnsgard 1980, Bray et al. 1986). A note was published by Philip Dumont in 1934 (Wilson Bulletin 46: 203), describing a bird that was shot by a hunter on the Missouri River below Sioux City, Iowa on November 1, 1901--Dumont cited measurements that established the specimen as an example of Somateria mollissima v. nigra, the western race of Common Eider. Dumont wrote that "this record might be claimed as Nebraskan as well as Iowan", a statement noted by Tate (1969) on the only ...


Nebraska Bird Review Whole Issue (September 1992) Sep 1992

Nebraska Bird Review Whole Issue (September 1992)

Nebraska Bird Review

Table of Contents

Nebraska Ornithologists' Union Business Meetings, 1992 ... 76

List of Bird Species Seen during 1992 Annual Spring Meeting ... 77

List of Bird Species Seen during 1992 Fall Field Trip ... 78

Spring 1992 Occurrence Report ... 79

Table for Spring 1992 Occurrence Report ... 80

Sighting Documentation for Spring 1992 Occurrence Report ... 137

Additional County Observations, Spring 1992 ... 141

Reporters and Observers for Spring 1992 Occurrence Report ... 146

An Additional Nebraska Record of Common Eider? ... 149


102 Species Seen During Fall Field Trip, September 18-20, 1992, Scott Purdy Sep 1992

102 Species Seen During Fall Field Trip, September 18-20, 1992, Scott Purdy

Nebraska Bird Review

102 Species Seen During Fall Field Trip, September 18-20, 1992

D=Dawes County, S= Sioux County

Horned Grebe (S), Western Grebe (D, S), American White Pelican (D), Double-crested Cormorant (D), Great Blue Heron (D, S), Wood Duck (S), Mallard (S), Blue-winged Teal (D, S), Gadwall (S), American Wigeon (D, S), Redhead (D), Ruddy Duck (D, S), Turkey Vulture (D, S), Northern Harrier (D, S), Sharp-shinned Hawk (S), Cooper's Hawk (S), Swainson's Hawk (S), Red-tailed Hawk (D, S), Ferruginous Hawk (D), Rough-legged Hawk (S), Golden Eagle (S), American Kestrel (D, S), Prairie Falcon (D, S), Ring-necked Pheasant (D), Sharp-tailed ...


Spring 1992 Occurrence Report Sep 1992

Spring 1992 Occurrence Report

Nebraska Bird Review

During the reporting period from January 1 through June 30, 1992, 305 species were observed in Nebraska. The reports came from 56 counties, and ranged from one-date observations to the six-month range. For comparison, there were 301 species recorded in 1991 with reports from 34 counties. The number of counties was increased significantly in 1992, particularly in the western part of Nebraska.

Records covering the six-month period, or several dates over a shorter span of time, are presented in Table 1. The same species are listed on facing pages (except for page 136) for two groups of counties, which are ...


Harvest: A Generalized Animal Population Growth Simulation, David Stewart, Charles Amlaner, Claude Barnett Jun 1992

Harvest: A Generalized Animal Population Growth Simulation, David Stewart, Charles Amlaner, Claude Barnett

Charles J. Amlaner

We present a general purpose discrete-event, stochastic simulation model (HARVEST) which can be used to model the population growth of a wide variety of animal species. A complete example is given with validation, to show how it can be used for managing the Eastern wild turkey. The structure of the simulation system (micro Passim) is described, and the implementation of the model is discussed as an example of how the process-interaction simulation protocol may be used to represent a complex natural system. The model is designed to be used by state and federal wildlife agencies for exploration of the effects ...


Peregrine Falcon Nesting Success In Omaha, Nebraska, Rosalind Morris Jun 1992

Peregrine Falcon Nesting Success In Omaha, Nebraska, Rosalind Morris

Nebraska Bird Review

During May and June 1992, there were several articles in the Omaha World-Herald on a pair of Peregrine Falcons, which chose the top of the 28-story Woodmen Tower for a nest site. The male was one of a group of chicks brought from the University of Minnesota and raised on the top of Woodmen Tower. He was released from the Tower in 1989 and has returned each year since then. In 1992 he came with a mate, who had been released from a building in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1991.

Three eggs were laid in the hack box on consecutive ...


Notes On Bird Sightings Jun 1992

Notes On Bird Sightings

Nebraska Bird Review

Brown Pelican in Nebraska. A BROWN PELICAN arrived at DeSoto Wildlife Refuge sometime during the last week of April 1992 and was still there on May 8 with a flock of WHITE PELICANS.

Longspurs, Black Scoters, and Cormorants. Just after the snowstorm on April 20-21, 1992, I saw LAPLAND LONGSPURS south of Bellevue, feeding on a windswept patch of ground. In their midst were two CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPURS, which rarely migrate through eastern Nebraska. On April 28, 1992, I saw two BLACK SCOTERS swimming on the Missouri River by Child's Hollow in Fontenelle Forest. I also saw DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS swimming ...


Masthead From Nebraska Bird Review (June 1992) Jun 1992

Masthead From Nebraska Bird Review (June 1992)

Nebraska Bird Review

Published quarterly in March, June, September, and December by the Nebraska Ornithologists' Union, Inc., as its official Journal, and sent to members not in arrears for dues. Annual subscription rates (on a calendar year basis only) are $12.50 in the United States, $15.00 in Canada and Mexico, and $17.50 for all other countries, payable in advance. Single copies are $4.00 each, postpaid, in the United States; $5.00 elsewhere. Send orders for back issues of the NBR to Thomas E. Labedz, NOU Librarian, W-436 Nebraska Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0514. Memberships in NOU (on ...


Nebraska Bird Review Whole Issue (June 1992) 60(2) Jun 1992

Nebraska Bird Review Whole Issue (June 1992) 60(2)

Nebraska Bird Review

Table of Contents

Bald and Golden Eagle Sightings in Nebraska … 52

Bald Eagles Hatched in Nebraska … 59

Fall 1991 and Spring 1992 Whooping Crane Reports … 61

1990 Nebraska Nesting Reports … 64

Notes on Bird Sightings … 69

Reaction of Starlings to a Dark-phase Red-tailed Hawk … 70

Peregrine Falcon Nesting Success in Omaha, Nebraska … 71

NOU Winter Meeting, Kearney, Nebraska … 71

Book Review … 72

Book Announcements … 73


Book Announcements, Rosalind Morris Jun 1992

Book Announcements, Rosalind Morris

Nebraska Bird Review

Paul R. Ehrlich, David S. Dobkin, and Darryl Wheye. 1992. Birds in Jeopardy. Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA 94305. 272 pages; $17.95 paper, $45 cloth.

This book provides an overview of the extent of declines, as well as current conditions, of each bird that is federally protected, or is recognized by the National Audubon Society to be undergoing cyclic declines, in Canada and the United States, including Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The text for each bird includes topics such as requirements for successful nesting and feeding, worldwide and North American breeding ranges, and current status of imperilment. According to ...


1990 Nebraska Nesting Reports, Norma Johnson-Mueller, Rosalind Morris Jun 1992

1990 Nebraska Nesting Reports, Norma Johnson-Mueller, Rosalind Morris

Nebraska Bird Review

The number of counties covered and the number of observers decreased in 1990 when compared with the previous three years. In 1990, only least tern and piping plover nests were recorded in 9 of the 36 counties by 4 of the 23 observers. The information on these two species is presented in Table 1. Observers included Mark Brohman, John Dinan, and Greg Wingfield ( Nebraska Game and Parks commission), John Sidle (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), Eileen Kirsch, and Jeanine Lackey.

Nesting records of other species are given in Table 2 (pages 66-69).


Review Of 'My Way To Ornithology' By Olin Pettingill, Jr., Paul A, Johnsgard Jun 1992

Review Of 'My Way To Ornithology' By Olin Pettingill, Jr., Paul A, Johnsgard

Nebraska Bird Review

Most Nebraskans who recognize this author's name probably will remember him as a cinematographer and lecturer in the Audubon Screen Tour series. The series was a regular part of live entertainment in Lincoln and Omaha until the early 1960s.

Other bird-oriented people will know that Pettingill wrote two of the first and still best regional bird-finding books (detailed guidebooks to bird-finding localities in the states east and west of the Mississippi, respectively). Perhaps still others will remember him as a one-time teacher of ornithology at Carleton College and the University of Michigan Biological Station, or as a director of ...