Species listed below are listed as endangered or threatened under the Nebraska Nongame and Endangered Species Conservation Act and/or the federal Endangered Species Act.

LEAST TERN

LEAST TERN

Sternula antillarum athalassos Status: Fairly common regular spring and fall migrant central and east, rare west. Locally fairly common regular breeder east and central. State and federally listed as Endangered.   Documentation: Specimen: UNSM ZM6222, 4 Aug 1902 Badger, Holt Co. Taxonomy:  Three subspecies are currently recognized (Gill and Donsker 2017), although these are weakly-differentiated (Pyle

MOUNTAIN PLOVER

MOUNTAIN PLOVER

Charadrius montanus Status:  Fairly common regular breeder southwestern Panhandle.  Fairly common regular spring and fall migrant southwestern Panhandle, rare casual elsewhere.  State listed as Threatened. Documentation: Specimen: HMM 3053, 7 Apr 1917 Whitman, Grant Co. Taxonomy:  No subspecies are recognized. Spring:  Mar 23 (Larry Snyder, pers. comm.), 24, 26 <<<>>> summer Most spring sightings of Mountain

PIPING PLOVER

PIPING PLOVER

Charadrius melodus circumcinctus Status:  Locally fairly common breeder central and east, rare casual west.  Rare spring and fall migrant (away from breeding sites).  State and federally listed as Threatened.   Documentation: Specimen: UNSM ZM6102, 17 Jun 1902 Keya Paha Co. Taxonomy:  Miller et al (2009) showed that Atlantic Coast birds (melodus) were genetically distinct from a group

RED KNOT

RED KNOT

Calidris canutus Status:  Rare casual spring and fall migrant statewide.  State and federally listed as Threatened. Documentation: Photograph: 5 Sep 1986 Lake Babcock, Platte Co (Mollhoff 1987). Taxonomy: Six subspecies are currently recognized, although Pyle (2008) combined at least the North American breeders. Three of the subspecies are Eurasian. Those breeding in North America are

WHOOPING CRANE

WHOOPING CRANE

Grus americana Status:  Locally rare regular spring and fall migrant central, rare casual elsewhere.  Rare casual summer visitor central and west.  State and federally listed as Endangered. Documentation: Specimen: HMM 3823 (two birds), spring 1899 Grand Island, Hall Co. Taxonomy:  No subspecies are recognized. Changes Since 2000:  The wild flock that includes individuals that migrate