Appendix B
Bird Species of Conservation Concern in Nebraskaa

Species

Statusb

Occurrence in Central Plattec

Habitatd

Bald eagle

1

B,W

Partial

Whooping crane

1

M

Open

Piping plover

1

B

Open

Mountain plover

1

Eskimo curlew

1

M

Open

Least tern

1

B

Open

Trumpeter swan

2

M,W

Open

Ferruginous hawk

2

M

Partial

Greater prairie-chicken

2

B,W

Open

Sandhill crane

2

M

Open

Willet

2

M

Open

Long-billed curlew

2

Buff-breasted sandpiper

2

Wilson’s phalarope

2

B,M

Open

Yellow-billed cuckoo

2

B

Partial

Burrowing owl

2

B

Open

Whip-poor-will

2

Red-headed woodpecker

2

B

Partial

Loggerhead shrike

2

B

Open



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Endangered and Threatened Species of the Platte River Appendix B Bird Species of Conservation Concern in Nebraskaa Species Statusb Occurrence in Central Plattec Habitatd Bald eagle 1 B,W Partial Whooping crane 1 M Open Piping plover 1 B Open Mountain plover 1 — — Eskimo curlew 1 M Open Least tern 1 B Open Trumpeter swan 2 M,W Open Ferruginous hawk 2 M Partial Greater prairie-chicken 2 B,W Open Sandhill crane 2 M Open Willet 2 M Open Long-billed curlew 2 — — Buff-breasted sandpiper 2 — — Wilson’s phalarope 2 B,M Open Yellow-billed cuckoo 2 B Partial Burrowing owl 2 B Open Whip-poor-will 2 — — Red-headed woodpecker 2 B Partial Loggerhead shrike 2 B Open

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Endangered and Threatened Species of the Platte River Species Statusb Occurrence in Central Plattec Habitatd Bell’s vireo 2 B Open Cerulean warbler 2 — — Lark bunting 2 — — Henslow’s sparrow 2 B Open Harris’s sparrow 2 W Open McCown’s longspur 2 — — Chestnut-collared longspur 2 — — Dickcissel 2 B Open Bobolink 2 B Open Northern harrier 3 B,M,W Open Swainson’s hawk 3 B Open Sharp-tailed grouse 3 — — Northern       bobwhite 3 B,W Partial Virginia rail 3 B Open American avocet 3 — — American bittern 3 B Open Upland sandpiper 3 B Open American woodcock 3 B Closed Black tern 3 M Open Black-billed cuckoo 3 B Closed Barn owl 3 — — Short-eared owl 3 W Open Chuck-will’s widow 3 — — Chimney swift 3 B Partial Great crested flycatcher 3 B Closed Cassin’s kingbird 3 — — Long-eared owl 3 B Closed Sedge wren 3 B Open Ovenbird 3 B Closed Yellow-breasted chat 3 — — Lark sparrow 3 B Open Grasshopper sparrow 3 B Open Eastern meadowlark 3 B Open Orchard oriole 3 B Partial Baltimore oriole 3 B Closed Bullock’s oriole 3 — — Clark’s grebe 4 — —

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Endangered and Threatened Species of the Platte River Species Statusb Occurrence in Central Plattec Habitatd Mississippi kite 4 M Partial White-throated swift 4 — — Lewis’s woodpecker 4 — — Pileated woodpecker 4 — — Acadian flycatcher 4 — — Cordilleran flycatcher 4 — — Scissor-tailed flycatcher 4 — — Yellow-throated vireo 4 — — Pygmy nuthatch 4 — — Mountain bluebird 4 — — Townsend’s solitaire 4 — — Yellow-throated warbler 4 — — Prothonotary warbler 4 — — Louisiana waterthrush 4 — — Kentucky warbler 4 — — Brewer’s sparrow 4 — — aInformation from Science Advisory Workgroup and Nebraska Partnership for All Bird Conservation, except as noted. b1 = threatened or endangered; 2 = high concern (PIF score, ≥ 24); 3 = moderate concern (PIF score, 20-23); 4 = concern or edge of range. cInformation from J. Dinan, NGPC. B = breeding; M = migrant; W = wintering. dOpen habitat is characterized by absence of trees. Partial habitat is characterized by widely scattered trees where canopies do not often touch and shrubs may be present but are not impenetrable. In closed habitat, tree canopies frequently touch, and understory vegetation can be very thick.

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