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.

BLACK RAIL

BLACK RAIL

Laterallus jamaicensis Status:  Rare casual spring and summer visitor statewide.  Federally listed as Threatened. Documentation: Recording: 25 May 1986 Knox Co (Brogie and Brogie 1987, Brogie 1999). Taxonomy:  Five subspecies are recognized, three in South America, and two in North America: coterniculus of California and Baja, Mexico, and jamaicensis of the eastern United States and Central
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 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 2008);  athalassos
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
THICK-BILLED LONGSPUR

THICK-BILLED LONGSPUR

Rhynchophanes mccownii Status:  Common regular spring and fall migrant west, rare casual elsewhere. Locally common regular breeder western Panhandle.  State listed as Threatened. Documentation:  UNSM ZM7565, 20 Jun 1901 Indian Creek, Sioux Co. Taxonomy: Chesser et al (2010) transferred this species from the genus Calcarius to Rhynchophanes. The English name of this species was changed
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