Western Nebraska Birding

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Nebraska Breeding Bird Atlas II information


The Wildcat Audubon Society


Scotts Bluff County
Bird Check List


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Nebraska Ornithologists Union

Important Bird Areas in Nebraska


Trip to Louisiana April 2008

Our Trip to Oregon
June 2006













Western Nebraska is a great place to bird. Where east meets west, we get many 'eastern' and 'western' bird species here.

We also have a very diverse habitat, with pine covered hills that attract mountain species such as Red-crossbills, Pygmy Nuthatches, Cassin's Finches and others. Mountain and Eastern Bluebirds nest side by side in the Wildcat Hills where Common Poorwills, Yellow-breasted Chats, Lazuli Buntings, Pygmy Nuthatches and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers also nest.

Rivers, creeks, streams and several lakes, ponds and marshes in the area bring in many migrating and nesting waterfowl and shorebirds. Species such as American Avocets, Black-necked Stilts, Piping Plovers and many ducks nest in the area.

Much of the land is agricultural land and grassland for prairie species such as Burrowing Owls, Mountain Plovers, Upland Sandpipers and Cassin's Kingbirds.

With all of this and great people too, you will want to come visit us soon.

This website will just cover a part of the Western Nebraska Panhandle focusing on Scotts Bluff County including the towns of Scottsbluff, Gering, Mitchell, Morrill, Minatare, Henry and Lyman.

All pictures on this site were taken by me at the
birding sites indicated.


Scottsbluff National Monument
Scottsbluff National Monument

Lake Minatare in July
Lake Minatare in July

Wildcat Hills
Buffalo Creek WMA

Kiowa Grasslands
Kiowa Grasslands

Wind Springs Ranch
Cottonwood Trees at Wind Springs

North Platte River at 20 below

Pygmy Nuthatch in Snag at Wildcat Hills



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