|Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta ©Peter LaTourrette http://www.stanford.edu/~petelat1/|
Number of bird species: 455
Birding Crane River: Nebraska's PlatteGR Lingle 121 pages, illus, maps. Harrier Publishing 1994
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Birds of NebraskaTheir Distribution and Temporal Occurrence Roger S Sharpe, W Ross Silcock and Joel G Jorgensen 520 pages, col photos. Nebraska University Press 2001
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The Nebraska Breeding Bird Atlas 1984-1989Wayne J Mollhoff 233 pages, dist maps. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission 2001
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Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
Audubon Society in NebraskaWebsite
Usual list of local chapters.
Audubon Society of OmahaWebsite
Audubon Society Of Omaha Office, Heron Haven, 11809 Old Maple Road - (402)-445-4138. This list does not cover all parks and wildlife areas in the Omaha, Nebraska vicinity. It was designed by the Audubon Society of Omaha to help newcomers find some of the best birding areas with a minimum of fuss. The list is comprised of 31 of our favourite local birding areas...
Big Bend Audubon SocietyInformation
P.O. Box 1575, Kearney, NE 68848
Bluebirds Across NebraskaWebsite
Over the years, land has been cleared for housing and industrial developments, shopping malls, highways, and cropland; many old trees have been cut down for firewood. Wooden fence posts that provided nesting cavities have now been replaced with metal posts. With modernization, the supply of natural nesting cavities for bluebirds and other native cavity nesters has been greatly reduced...
The Crane Trust, Inc. is a non-profit organization devoted to the protection and enhancement of habitats for whooping cranes, sandhill cranes and other migratory birds along the Big Bend Region of the Platte River Valley in Nebraska....
Nature Conservancy in NebraskaWebsite
All of the Nature Conservancy's conservation work in Nebraska is the result of partnerships. The 4,825 Conservancy members in Nebraska support conservation through their dues and donations. Corporations, private and public foundations, and public agencies provide funding and challenge grants that are essential to achieving the Conservancy's conservation mission. An array of private landowners provide in-kind contributions, donated conservation easements, and, most importantly, a willingness to share their knowledge and expertise about the places where they work and live...
Nebraska Bird PartnershipWebsite
Partners representing conservation, agriculture, business, and academia are working together to create and implement a shared vision for Nebraska bird conservation.
Nebraska Nature & Visitor CenterWebsite
The Center is a non-profit organization that operates year-round.We are solely supported by sponsorships, contributions, grants and program fees. We seek to tell our story to a diverse audience of all ages from Nebraska, the nation and around the world to increase awareness and apprciation of the Platte river ecosystem...
Nebraska Ornithologists Union Records CommitteeWebsite
At the second annual meeting of the NOU, Dr. Robert H. Wolcott, one of our founders, presented a paper titled On Migration Records and On Our Nebraska Records (Proc. NOU 2:69, 1901); which included a plea for better documentation...
Nebraska Ornithologists' UnionWebsite
The Nebraska Ornithologists' Union was founded in 1899, making it one of the oldest organizations in Nebraska devoted to the natural sciences. Even though our name may sound a bit old-fashioned, the NOU is anything but an organization of stuffy old birdwatchers. From the beginning, its membership has included people of all ages with diverse backgrounds and experience in ornithology - from beginning birders to those with years of experience, from serious amateurs to professional ornithologists of international distinction. Then, as now, they share a common passion for the study of birds. Everyone who is interested in birds is welcome in NOU...
Wachiska Audubon SocietyWebsite
For 30 years Wachiska Audubon has accomplished a lot on behalf of birds, wildlife habitat preservation, responsible urban development and support of nature education for children and adults. Wachiska Audubon is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society, serving 17 Southeast Nebraska Counties. It is one of five such chapters in Nebraska...
Serving the Nebraska Panhandle. On February 22, 1952, a small group of people who had a great deal of curiosity about the natural world, especially birds, met in Scottsbluff. This was the first meeting of the Nature Lovers' Club. Winter meetings were held in homes of members and programs were given by members or special guests about any phase of nature or conservation. In summer, marvelous breakfasts were fixed in someone's yard or in a park and the members would then go on a field trip...
Sandhill Crane Migration eventWebsite
There are a variety of bird events throughout spring migration, all of which can be found in detail on the website...
Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural Historyhttp://www.hastingsmuseum.org/
The bird gallery displays over 200 resident and migratory birds seen in Nebraska and northern Kansas. It includes the largest diorama of whooping and sandhill cranes in the world...
The Willetta Lueshen Ornithological Education Center (The Bird Library)http://www.elkhornvalleymuseum.org/?p=Bird_Library
Endowed by the estate of the late John and Willetta Lueshen, The Bird Library was organized June 19th, 1989, soon after the death of Willetta Lueshen. Willie was a friend and a teacher of the art of birding to those who gathered to join the club. Willetta was well known for for her interest in birds and nature. She taught classes on birds at North East Community College for many years and introduced hundreds to birding. The Willetta Lueshen Bird Library was founded in 1997 and is unique to Northeast Nebraska. John Lueshen of Wisner as a memorial to his late wife founded the Library...
Nebraska Birding TrailsWebsite
Ask almost any American birder to associate Nebraska with a single bird species, and the likely response will be "cranes!" It is true that Nebraska’s Platte Valley annually hosts the largest concentration of sandhill cranes occurring anywhere in the world, a half-million or so, and is the most often used stopover point for whooping cranes between their wintering and breeding grounds...
Nebraska Game and Parks CommissionWebsite
This interactive guide to the more than 400 species of Nebraska birds features photographs, sounds and descriptions of each species appearance, habitat, range, call and more. Use this guide to identify a backyard visitor or to learn more about your favorite avian species. Choose an option below to begin your search...
Nebraska Nature & Visitor CenterInformation
The Center is a non-profit organization that operates year-round. We are solely supported by sponsorships, contributions, grants and program fees. We seek to tell our story to a diverse audience of all ages from Nebraska, the nation and around the world to increase awareness and appreciation of the Platte River ecosystem...
Spring Creek Prairie Audubon CenterWebsite
Audubon established Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center in 1998 on the site of the former O’Brien ranch approximately 20 minutes southwest of Lincoln, Nebraska. This now 808-acre tallgrass prairie nature preserve offers over three miles of walking trails, wetlands, wildflowers and grasses. In its midst more than 210 species of birds, 370 species of plants, and other wildlife dwell side-by-side with historic 19th-century wagon ruts in the lovely prairie vista....
The Iain Nicolson Audubon Center & Lillian Annette Rowe SantuaryWebsite
Lesser Sandhill Cranes converge upon our area every spring. Sanctuary staff members and volunteers conduct blind trips every year during March and early April. The Iain Nicolson Audubon Center, set along the beautiful Platte River, is the second largest straw bale constructed building in the United States. This education/visitor center not only provides office space for the staff, but also has a classroom/conference room, educational displays, a viewing area of the river and much more. This multi-purpose building is available for rent for business meetings or special events...
2009 [June] - Alex LamoreauxReport
...At the park along the Platte river north of Rowe Sanctuary at the intersection of Lowell Road (10C) and Elm Island Road highlights included cliff swallow, various sandpiper species, willow flycatcher, and one of the best birds of the trip a rose-breasted grosbeak X black-headed grosbeak hybrid which I was able to get great photos of. This bird was calling from the top of a willow tree at the western side of the little park, farthest from the bridge that you can get on the trails. I wanted to see if his mate would show up to see if it was a rose-breasted or black-headed but no luck....
Local birders willing to show visiting birders around their area...
Shepherd's Inn B&BAccommodation
Enjoy a peaceful retreat to the country on this rural Nebraska farmstead. Watch the golden sun sink into the hills or gaze into the star-studded heavens without the glare of city lights. Catch the early-morning rays, listen to the birds singing or spend a lazy afternoon swinging on the lawn swing as you soak in the fresh country air...
Whispering Pines B&BAccommodation
There is lots of space for strolling. If you`re a bird watcher, there are many around. The butterfly bushes attract many species and deer may be glimpsed in the evening as they browse...
Breeding birds of the Platte River ValleyWebsite
Characteristic breeding birds include Swainson`s hawk, greater prairie-chicken, killdeer, upland sandpiper, long-billed curlew, mourning dove, common nighthawk, horned lark, loggerhead shrike, lark sparrow, lark bunting, grasshopper sparrow, western meadowlark, and brown-headed cowbird.
Checklist - Birds of NebraskaChecklist
Chicken Dance TrailWebsite
The idea of a Web site that would encourage birders from all over the world to discover the unique birding habitats in south central Nebraska came easily to Angus Garey and Don Brockmeier. Both avid birders, they knew that Nebraska has something special to offer both the serious and the not–so –serious bird watcher...
Nebraska Bird LibraryWebsite
An online guide to Nebraska birds. Includes species accounts, fabulous photography, range maps, and song files...
Nebraska Metro BirdingWebsite
After birding the Omaha metro area for some 30 years, I find I can locate a good variety of birds most any time of the year. Spring and fall are the peak seasons for migrating passerines - warblers, vireos, flycatchers and tanagers - through the wooded Missouri River valley. From north to south, good locations are places like Boyer Chute, Neale Woods, Hummel and Dodge Park, Fontenelle Forest and Schilling WMA. The Lincoln metro area has some excellent locations for waterfowl and gull migration around the numerous lakes of Lancaster County - Branched Oak Lake, Pawnee Lake and Holmes Lake to name a few. In addition, the Spring Creek Prairie offers good possibilities of seeing such prairie birds as Henslow's Sparrow, Dickcissel and Greater Prairie Chickens...
An interactive online curriculum for kids of all ages to learn about Nebraska birds...
Newly arrived white-fronted geese drop eagerly to the first marsh they encounter in the seemingly endless sea of tilled earth, side-slipping down through the last 200 feet of atmosphere. Snow geese march down rows of corn stubble gleaning what remains of the previous fall's harvest. Gangs of sleek drake pintails careen over the marshes, weaving and banking in tight formation behind unmated hens.
Scotts Bluff County BirdingWebsite
Western Nebraska is a great place to bird. Where east meets west, we get many 'eastern' and 'western' bird species here...
Wild Bird Habitat StoreWebsite
The Wild Bird Habitat Store opened its doors on October 1st, 1993 in Lincoln, Nebraska by Dave Titterington. The vision statement of WBH at that time is the same belief that remains today - The Wild Bird Habitat Store is committed to providing information so people will have a successful and rewarding backyard bird feeding program that will last a lifetime, and be expanded to future generations. WBHs belief is that when people successfully attract wildlife to their backyards, it will generate awareness for other wildlife beyond the limits of their yards, state lines, and national borders. WBHs primary interest is the conservation of nature. We strive to accomplish this through offering a variety of backyard wildlife products at competitive prices, support services on the use of those products, and education of our natural communities.
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