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Masthead From Nebraska Bird Review (December 1981) 49(4). Dec 1981

Masthead From Nebraska Bird Review (December 1981) 49(4).

Nebraska Bird Review

Published quarterly in March, June, September, and December by the Nebraska Ornithologists' Union, Inc. as its official journal and sent free to all members who are not in arrears for dues. Subscriptions (on a calendar year basis only) are $6.00 per year in the United States and $7.00 per year in all other countries, payable in advance. Single numbers are $1.75 each, postpaid.

Memberships (on a calendar year basis only): Student, $3.00; Active, $7.00; Sustaining, $15.00; Family Active, $10.00; Family Sustaining, $20.00; Life, $100.00.

All dues and subscriptions should be remitted ...


Whole Issue Nebraska Bird Review (December 1981) 49(4) Dec 1981

Whole Issue Nebraska Bird Review (December 1981) 49(4)

Nebraska Bird Review

Index of Volume 49

Raptor Rehabilitation - A Positive Conservation Approach ....................58

Additional Spring Migration Reports ....................64

Book Reviews ....................65

1981 Fall Field Day ....................65

Notes ....................66

Index of Volume 49 ....................66


Additional Spring Migration Report Dec 1981

Additional Spring Migration Report

Nebraska Bird Review

The McPherson County report, Mrs. Oona Basset, Tryon, reporter, was received too late to be included in the regular tabulation (NBR 49:38). Mrs. Bassett returned to the ranch 21 May, so that winter birds and early migrants are not included. The 54 species are: Grebe, Horned Je 14-30, Eared My 22 -S, Western Je 14; White Pelican My 24 -S, Great Blue Heron My 27 -S, Mallard Je 1 -S, Pintail Je 1 -S, Blue-winged Teal Je 24 -S, Northern Shoveler My 27 -S, Redhead Je 1, Canvasback Je 1, Ruddy Duck My 22 ·S, Swainson's Hawk My ...


1981 Fall Field Day Dec 1981

1981 Fall Field Day

Nebraska Bird Review

About forty people participated in the 1981 Fall Field Day, which was scheduled from noon Saturday 3 October to noon Sunday 4 October, but which was anticipated by early arrivals Friday and on Saturday morning. The weather was windy and cool, the skies overcast much of the time, with some rain Saturday afternoon, and Sunday morning overcast so that it was hard to get colors. But almost as soon as the meeting broke up Sunday noon the sky cleared and everybody went home in bright sunshine. There was a slide show Saturday night. Of the reports on unusual species, submitted ...


Index Of Volume 49 Dec 1981

Index Of Volume 49

Nebraska Bird Review

Index of Volume 49

A-Z

Alexander, George and Irene 6
Alfred, Norris 24, 30
Avocet, American 8, 10, 44, 64
Ball, David 7
Bamberger, Mary 17
Bandy, Molly 17
Banghart, Mrs. Harry 7, 19(3), 43
Bassett. Mrs. Oona 18, 64
Bedell, Paul 6, 39, 41(2)
Bellinghiere, Stephen 7
Benedict, Russell 7
Bennett, Dr. Esther V. 26
1980 Nebraska Nesting Survey Bigelow, Lucile 7
Bittern, American 15, 38 Least 38,41

...

Yellowlegs, Greater 17, 18, 29, 40, 43
Lesser 18, 18-19, 29, 43 sp. 18, 41

Yellowthroat, Common 53, 64

Young, Joe 6

Zeillemaker, C. Fred 40, 43
Melly ...


Notes- Nebraska Bird Review (December 1981), Iola Pennington, Harold Turner, Gary Lingle, J.C.W. Bliese, Ross Lock Dec 1981

Notes- Nebraska Bird Review (December 1981), Iola Pennington, Harold Turner, Gary Lingle, J.C.W. Bliese, Ross Lock

Nebraska Bird Review

DIXON COUNTY. In mid-March 1981 there were thousands of Snow Geese on the Missouri near Ponca, also Canadas, and we saw 6 White-fronteds up close in a plowed field. We also saw lots of ducks: Pintails, Ring-necks, Redheads, Mallards, and others. We saw Field Sparrows, and in town White-breasted Nuthatches, Robins, and Starlings were everywhere.

-Iola Pennington, Wauneta, NE 69045

GREATER PRAIRIE CHICKEN. On 12 December 1980 I flushed a Greater Prairie Chicken. I could clearly see the black band across the tail, indicating a male. A short time afterwards I was visiting at my brother's place, and they ...


Book Review- Nebraska Bird Review (December 1981) Dec 1981

Book Review- Nebraska Bird Review (December 1981)

Nebraska Bird Review

Birds - Their Latin Names Explained, A.F. Gotch, 348 pp., 5½; x 8½;, Blandford Press, England, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., New York. Hardbound, indexed, $22.50.

"The first five chapters of the book explain the system of classification started by the Swedish naturalist Carl von Linné during the eighteenth century, and which became known as the Binominal System. Chapter 6 then sets out this system with reference to the Class Aves the birds - and each of the following chapters is devoted to one of the 27 Orders of birds." In these last chapters the author gives the Order, Family, and ...


Book Review Nebraska Bird Review Sep 1981 49(3) Sep 1981

Book Review Nebraska Bird Review Sep 1981 49(3)

Nebraska Bird Review

Furbearing Animals of North America, Leonard Lee Rue III, viii +344 pages, 7½ x 9½, Crown Publishers, Inc. New York. Hardbound, indexed, $19.95.

The Bird Identification Calendar, Common Birds of North America, 1982, illustrated by John Sill. Prepared under the direction of the Massachusetts Audubon Society. 12 x 9. The Stephen Greene Press, Brattleboro, Vermont. With self-mailer, $6.95.


Masthead From Nebraska Bird Review (September 1981) 49(3) Sep 1981

Masthead From Nebraska Bird Review (September 1981) 49(3)

Nebraska Bird Review

Published quarterly in March. June. September. and December by the Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. Inc. as its official journal and sent free to all members who are not in anears for dues. Subscriptions (on acalendar year basts only) are $6.00 per year in the United States and $7.00 per year in all other countries, payable in advance. Single numbers are $1.75 each, postpaid.

Memberships (on a calendar year basis only): Student. $3.00; Active. $7.00; Sustaining. $15.00; Family Active. $10.00; Family. Sustaining. $20.00; Life. $100.00.


Notes [September 1981] Sep 1981

Notes [September 1981]

Nebraska Bird Review

GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE. The note on Great-tailed Grackles at Columbus (NBR 49:28) incorrectly described them as "nesting"; Prof. Holtz's report said only "a pair of Greattailed Grackles". This error apparently came from overloading memory before typing in transcribing the report.

CHASE COUNTY. Iola Pennington, Wauneta, made five reports on her observations at Wauneta, Enders Reservoir, and Champion from 25 February to 26 April 1981. The birds on the first report had been there earlier, and except for the last report only the more notable species were reported: Geese: Canada 2/25, Snow 4/2; Mallard 2/25-4/26, Gadwall ...


1981 (Fifty-Sixth) Spring Migration And Occurrence Report Sep 1981

1981 (Fifty-Sixth) Spring Migration And Occurrence Report

Nebraska Bird Review

Two hundred ninety-eight species are listed in this report, from 12 locations. The comparable figures from 1980 are 298 species from 14 locations; 1979292 from 12; and 1978300 from 13.

The symbols used in the tabulation are:

Ja, Fe, Mr, Ap, My, and Je for the months

P to indicate a species which is present all the year, although the same individuals may not be present during the whole year, and the numbers may vary greatly between periods. p to indicate a species which is permanent in Garden Co. but not at the Refuge. -S to indicate a species which ...


Additional Christmas Count Sep 1981

Additional Christmas Count

Nebraska Bird Review

Additional Christmas Count

Information on the Norfolk Christmas Count was received after the tabulation was published (NBR). The count was taken 20 December 1980 from 7 AM to 5:30 PM, temperature was from -1 ° to 15° F, and wind from the south at 8 mph. The count was centered on the intersection of US 275 and US 81 (13th Street and Norfolk Avenue). Since the 15 December 1979 count was not included in the 1979 tabulation (NBR 48:15) it is also included (the first figure is for 1979).


Nebraska Bird Review- Whole Issue September 1981 Volume 49 Number 3 Sep 1981

Nebraska Bird Review- Whole Issue September 1981 Volume 49 Number 3

Nebraska Bird Review

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1981 (Fifty-sixth) Spring Migratlon and Occurrence Report.........38

Breeding Season Occurrence of Sharp-Shinned Hawks in Southeast Nebraska.........44

Breeding of the Least Tern and Piping Plover on the lower Platte River, Nebraska.........45

Breeding of the Great tailed Grackle In Lancaster County.........52

Notes.........53

Additional Christmas Count......... 54

Book Review......... 56


Nebraska Bird Review Last Page 49(2) June 1981 Jun 1981

Nebraska Bird Review Last Page 49(2) June 1981

Nebraska Bird Review

Table of Contents

1980 (Twenty-third Fall Occurrence Report) …………….14

Correction to 1980 Spring Migration Report …………….20

Correction to 1980 Nebraska Nesting Survey …………….20

The Eightieth Annual Meeting……………. 21

Notes……………. 23

Captive Breeding of Barn Owls in Nebraska- Initial Efforts……………. 31

Lewis' Woodpeckers in Western Nebraska …………….33

1981 Bald Eagle Count …………….34

Wintering Bald Eagles at Southwest Nebraska Reservoirs……………. 34


1981 Bald Eagle Count, George W. Brown Jun 1981

1981 Bald Eagle Count, George W. Brown

Nebraska Bird Review

A Bald Eagle count was made 10 January 198L The temperature was 18° to 46°F.; cloudy, to clear in the afternoon; no snow; wind SSW 18 mph, to calm in the afternoon; river open; 3 parties, headed by John CW, Bliese, George W. Brown, and Stan Longfellow.


Masthead From Nebraska Bird Review (June 1981) 49(2) Jun 1981

Masthead From Nebraska Bird Review (June 1981) 49(2)

Nebraska Bird Review

Published quarterly in March, June, September, and December by the Nebraska Ornithologists' Union, Inc. as its official journal and sent free to all members who are not in arrears for dues. Subscriptions (on a calendar year basis only) are $6.00 per year In the United States and $7.00 per year in all other countries, payable in advance. Single numbers are $1.75 each, postpaid.

Memberships (on a calendar year basis only): Student, $3.00; Active, $7.00; Sustaining, $15.00; Family Active, $10.00; Family Sustaining, $2000; Life, $100.00.

All dues and subscriptions should be remitted to ...


The Eightieth Annual Meeting Jun 1981

The Eightieth Annual Meeting

Nebraska Bird Review

THE EIGHTIETH ANNUAL MEETING

Fifty-one persons registered for the eightieth Annual Meeting, and related activities, which took place in Grand Island 15 and 16 May 1981, and on the Lemburg farm, north of Cairo, 17 May. During the Friday night get-together and slide show rain began to fall, and there was almost continuous light to moderate rain for the rest of the period, for a total of two inches or so. At the Annual Meeting, held Saturday afternoon, the following officers were elected: Dr. Stanley Longfellow, Kearney, president; Mr. C. Fred Zeillemaker, Crescent Lake NWR, vice-president; Mrs. Emma Johnson, Omaha ...


Whole Issue Nebraska Bird Review (June 1981) 49(2) Jun 1981

Whole Issue Nebraska Bird Review (June 1981) 49(2)

Nebraska Bird Review

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1980 (Twenty-third) Fall Occurrence Report. ................ 14

Correction to 1980 Spring Migration Report ................ 20

Correction to 1980 Nebraska Nesting Survey ................20

The Eightieth Annual Meeting ................21

Notes ................23

Captive Breeding of Barn Owls in Nebraska ~ Initial Efforts ................31

Lewis' Woodpeckers in Western Nebraska ................ 33

1981 Bald Eagle Count ................ 34

Wintering Bald Eagles at Southwest Nebraska Reservoirs................34


1980 (Twenty-Third) Fall Occurrence Report Jun 1981

1980 (Twenty-Third) Fall Occurrence Report

Nebraska Bird Review

Two hundred eighty-one species (plus a possible Veery) are listed in this report, from 12 localities. Comparable figures for prior years are: 284 species from 11 localities in 1979, 269 from 12 in 1978, and 267 from 11 in 1977.

The information is presented in a rough west (left) to east (right) order, with locations of about the same longitude listed with the northernmost first. Two dates indicate the first and last records for the period. The symbols used are

Jl, Au, Sp, Ot, No, and Dm for months

P to indicate a species which is present all the year ...


Wintering Bald Eagles At Southwest Nebraska Reservoirs, David E. Busch Jun 1981

Wintering Bald Eagles At Southwest Nebraska Reservoirs, David E. Busch

Nebraska Bird Review

As a part of Water and Power Resources Service (formerly Bureau of Reclamation) compliance with endangered species mandates, a study of Bald Eagle use of Lower Missouri Region reservoirs was initiated during the winter of 1979. The author, headquartered in McCook, surveyed a number of reservoirs in Kansas and Nebraska, including Nebraska's four southwest reservoirs.

While wintering Bald Eagles on the Platte River, Harlan County Reservoir, and the Lewis and Clark Lake area have been the subjects of previous studies, the southwest reservoirs have received little such attention. Since wintering Eagle populations at these four reservoirs are relatively low ...


Correction To 1980 Spring Migration Report, Alice Kenitz Jun 1981

Correction To 1980 Spring Migration Report, Alice Kenitz

Nebraska Bird Review

CORRECTION TO 1980 SPRING MIGRATION REPORT. For Garden County, the departure date for Ring-necked Duck was 27 June, and for Bufflehead it was 25 June. The report showed only the initial dates for these two species. (NBR 48:71 and 72).


Correction To 1980 Nebraska Nesting Survey, Alice Kenitz Jun 1981

Correction To 1980 Nebraska Nesting Survey, Alice Kenitz

Nebraska Bird Review

CORRECTION TO 1980 NEBRASKA NESTING SURVEY. The Cedar Waxwing nesting record (NBR 49:10) was not for Morrill Co., but for the city of Morrill, which is in Scotts Bluff Co. I'm sorry I didn't make this clear.


Lewis' Woodpeckers In Western Nebraska, Doris Gates Jun 1981

Lewis' Woodpeckers In Western Nebraska, Doris Gates

Nebraska Bird Review

On 30 August 1980, Dr. Randy Lawson from Chadron State College reported to me that Lewis' Woodpeckers (Asyndesmus lewis) were in a dead elm tree about eight miles south of Chadron on the west side of U.S. Highway 385. We observed them for about an hour, and in the afternoon, Marj Blinde and I watched them for about an hour more. They numbered at least 12 and flew from the elm to fence posts and telephone posts nearby.

They performed the fly catching actions for which they are noted, but it seemed the attraction of this particular location was ...


Yellow-Throated Warbler, B.J. Rose Jun 1981

Yellow-Throated Warbler, B.J. Rose

Nebraska Bird Review

On 30 August 1980, Dr. Randy Lawson from Chadron State College reported to me that Lewis' Woodpeckers (Asyndesmus lewis) were in a dead elm tree about eight miles south of Chadron on the west side of U.S. Highway 385. We observed them for about an hour, and in the afternoon, Marj Blinde and I watched them for about an hour more. They numbered at least 12 and flew from the elm to fence posts and telephone posts nearby.

They performed the flycatching actions for which they are noted, but it seemed the attraction of this particular location was a ...


Notes [June 1981] Jun 1981

Notes [June 1981]

Nebraska Bird Review

MISSISSIPPI KITE. At 3:30 p.m. 7 September 1980 Alan Grenon and I observed a Mississippi Kite from the back porch of our house, which is several meters south of Fontenelle Forest and about 1 km. west of the Missouri River, overlooking the flood plain. The bird was coming from the east, about 5 m. above the trees. The flight was extremely buoyant and smooth, rather like that of a light-bodied gull or swallow. When it was above us it began to glide in circles, just above the trees. From time to time it reached with its head for ...


1980 Christmas Count Mar 1981

1980 Christmas Count

Nebraska Bird Review

One hundred and two species (three more than last year) were reported in the 1980 Christmas Count, and three species (two more than last year) were reported present during the count week but not seen on the count day. These increases were in spite of one less count Crawford - this year. Two additional races were reported, compared to three last year. The individual count this year was 317,910, compared to 188,102 last year, with the Snow Goose count at Omaha, particularly, and at DeSoto and the Mallard count at DeSoto accounting for more than the difference between the ...


Book Reviews [March 1981] Mar 1981

Book Reviews [March 1981]

Nebraska Bird Review

Reviews of The Mystery of Migration edited by Dr. Robin Baker (Viking Press, 256 pages, 81/2 x 11, indexed, hardbound, $29.95) and How to Control House Sparrows by Don Grussing (Roseville Publishing House, 52 pages, 51/2 x 81/2, paperbound, $3.95).


1980 Nebraska Nesting Survey, Esther V. Bennett Mar 1981

1980 Nebraska Nesting Survey, Esther V. Bennett

Nebraska Bird Review

Data on the 1980 nesting season in Nebraska were received from nineteen observers, reporting on fifty-seven species from twenty-four counties. Counties in the tabulation are listed in a west to east order, with the northernmost of approximately equal locations given first.


Volume 48 Number 4 Of Review Mis-Marked Mar 1981

Volume 48 Number 4 Of Review Mis-Marked

Nebraska Bird Review

The last two issues of Volume 48 of the Review were both marked (on the front cover) "Volume 48 September, 1980 Number 3". The page numbers will distinguish between the two issues, but an easy mark is that the true Number 4 shows part of the index on the back cover. Those who save their copies of the Review should correct the entry on the issue containing the index to read "December" and "4" to prevent confusion in the future.


Masthead From Nebraska Bird Review (March 1981) 49(1) Mar 1981

Masthead From Nebraska Bird Review (March 1981) 49(1)

Nebraska Bird Review

Published quarterly in March, June, September, and December by the Nebraska Ornithologists' Union Inc. as its official journal and sent free to all members who are not in arrears for dues. Subscriptions (on a calendar year basis only) are $6.00 per year in the United States and $7.00 per year in all other countries, payable in advance. Single numbers are $1.75 each, postpaid.

Memberships (on a calendar year basis only): Student. $3.00: Active, $7.00; Sustaining, $tS.DO; Family Active, $10.00; Family Sustaining, $20.00; Life, $100.00.