Birds of Nebraska: Newspaper Accounts, 1854-1923

Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. 1904. Nebraska Ornithologists' Union, Lincoln. Printed pamphlet. 3 pp.

Composite List of the Species of Birds Observed by Members of the Nebraska's Ornithologists' Union at the Salt Basin

May 22, 1904.

The Salt Basin, near Lincoln, Nebraska, is a lake-bed about a mile and a half in length and a mile in width. The greater portion of this area is covered with shallow salt water, the depth being so inconsiderable that shore-birds alight to feed at almost any point. The water is rich in the minute life which serves as food for many of these birds, and during the spring and autumn the shoals and flats become the resting-place of innumerable shore-birds, the number of species to be observed on a favorable day being remarkable for so limited an area.

Ring-billed Gull  Bobolink 
Franklin's Gull  Cowbird 
Forster's Tern  Yellow-headed Blackbird 
Black Tern  Red-winged Blackbird 
Blue-winged Teal  Western Meadowlark 
Shoveller  Orchard Oriole 
Ruddy Duck  Baltimore Oriole 
American Coot  Bronzed Grackle 
Wilson's Phalarope  American Goldfinch 
Dowitcher  Pine Siskin 
Pectoral Sandpiper  Savanna Sparrow 
White-rumped Sandpiper  Grasshopper Sparrow 
Baird's Sandpiper  Chipping Sparrow 
Least Sandpiper  Towhee 
Red-backedSandpiper  Rose-breasted Grosbeak 
Semipalmated Sandpiper  Indigo Bunting 
Sanderling  Dickcissel 
Yellowlegs  Purple Martin 
Western Willet  Cliff Swallow 
Spotted Sandpiper  Barn Swallow 
Black-bellied Plover  Tree Swallow 
Killdeer  Bank Swallow 
Semipalmated Plover  Rough-winged Swallow 
Belted Piping Plover  Red-eyed Vireo 
Turnstone  Warbling Vireo 
Mourning Dove  Bell's Vireo 
Marsh Hawk  Yellow Warbler 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  Northern Yellowthroat 
Red-headed Woodpecker  Yellow-breasted Chat 
Flicker  Catbird 
Chimney Swift  Brown Thrasher 
Kingbird  Western House Wren 
Phoebe  Long-tailed Chickadee 
Traill's Flycatcher  Wood Thrush 
Prairie Horned Lark  American Robin 
Blue Jay  Bluebird 
American Crow 

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