BONO has updated status to “accepted” for two species, Western Gull and Western Bluebird, based on recent new records. Note- NOURC is yet to examine these records. Both species had been reported previously in Nebraska but without accepted documentation.
A Western Gull found in Scotts Bluff Co 7 Apr 2023 by Steven Mlodinow was photographed by Stephen Brenner: WESTERN GULL.
Fortuitous was the barely in Nebraska discovery of a group of three Western Bluebirds 7 Apr 2023 by Peter Burke and Luke Pheneger along County Road 5 in southwestern Kimball Co. Read more here: WESTERN BLUEBIRD.