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The Birds of Nebraska: Revised Edition, 2013 By Paul Johnsgard
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This summary of the birds of Nebraska has been restricted to those species that have been convincingly reported at least once in Nebraska from historic time to the present. It has also been modified... More > in its current revision to conform very closely in that regard to the most recent Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union’s “Official List of the Birds of Nebraska” (Brogie, 2010; NOU Records Committee, 2011 and annual updates). The N.O.U.’s official state list of birds (455 species as of 2013, including 329 “regular” species, 42 of “casual” occurrence, 68 accidentals, and six extinct or extirpated species) is based on actual specimen evidence or some other convincing basis of each species’ proven occurrence in the state. I have followed the N.O.U. species list closely, although my terms of relative abundance and status often differ. The latest American Ornithologists’ Union taxonomy (AOU Check-list of North American Birds, 7th edition and later supplements) is followed here.< Less
A Nebraska Bird-Finding Guide By Paul Johnsgard
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Nebraska lies in the transition zone between North American eastern and western avifaunas and is home to more than 200 breeding and 150 migrant species. This definitive guide to Nebraska birdwatching... More > by the state’s preeminent ornithologist includes a county-by-county rundown of the best sites, a calendar of migrations, an annotated checklist of regularly occurring Nebraska birds, and recommendations for optical equipment, publications and reference materials, and contact information for conservation and ornithological groups. It features 48 maps as well as photographs and drawings by the author.< Less
Wetland Birds of the Central Plains: South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas By Paul Johnsgard
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This 100,000-word monograph summarizes the distribution, abundance and breeding biology of the 183 species of wetland-adapted birds reliably reported from South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas through... More > 2011. These include 91 species known to breed or have historically bred in the region, 51 species that migrate through the region but are not yet known to breed or have bred there, and 41 species that are extremely rare, probably extinct, or for which evidence as to their current occurrence is questionable. Brief summaries of the breeding biology of all the regionally nesting species are provided, and information for all species is summarized as to seasonal migrations, habitats, and (in most cases) population status. There is an introductory account of the topography, climate and vegetation of the region insofar as these environmental factors influence wetland birds, six regional maps, and more than 500 references.< Less
Birds of the Central Platte River Valley and Adjacent Counties By Paul A. Johnsgard, Mary Bomberger Brown
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The central Platte River Valley region of Nebraska encompasses 11 counties and nearly 10,000 square miles, and extends about 120 miles from the western edge of Lincoln County to the eastern edge of... More > Merrick County. At its center is the Platte River, the historic spring staging area for Sandhill and Whooping cranes, five species of geese, and millions of waterfowl and water-dependent birds. Collectively, at least 373 bird species have been reported from the Central Platte Valley, making it the most species-rich bird location in Nebraska, and of the most species-diverse regions in the Great Plains. The abundance, distribution and habitats of these species are summarized, with special consideration given to the Valley’s three nationally threatened and endangered birds, the Whooping Crane, Interior Least Tern, and Piping Plover, and the now probably extinct Eskimo Curlew. Also included are a species checklist, a list of 82 regional birding sites, and a bibliography of 130 citations.< Less
A Prairie's Not Scary By Paul A. Johnsgard
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20 poems and 23 drawings from Nebraska's renowned author and ornithologist, illustrating the integrated habitats and denizens of the American prairies: mammals, birds, insects, and plants.... More > "Dedicated to our children, who will eventually replace us and have to decide if our remaining prairies are to be preserved."< Less
Bess Streeter Aldrich, Collection By Bess Streeter Aldrich
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Bess Streeter Aldrich (February 17, 1881 – August 3, 1954) was an American author. Streeter was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She went on to become one of the highest-paid women writers. Her... More > stories often concerned Midwestern pioneer history and were very popular with teenage girls and young women. Aldrich's first novel, Mother Mason, was published in 1924. She was the author of about 200 short stories and thirteen novels, including Miss Bishop. The latter novel was made into a movie Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941), which starred Martha Scott and Edmund Gwenn and premiered in Lincoln, Nebraska. Aldrich was named into the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 1973. In this ebook: Mother Mason A Lantern in her Hand A White Bird Flying Miss Bishop Spring Came on Forever Short stories: A Long-Distance Call From Jim Last Night When You Kissed Blanche Thompson Mother's Excitement Over Father's Old< Less