Nebraska Bird Species

With our unique location where east meets west, and at the heart of the Central Flyway, Nebraska is among the top states in the country for bird diversity with about 440 species.  Of those, the Bird Partnership has identified over 60 breeding and nonbreeding birds as priority birds for conservation action.

Follow the links below to learn more about each priority species from the  Nebraska Bird Library.

Breeding Season NonBreeding Season
Acadian Flycatcher Black Tern
American Bittern Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Bell’s Vireo Canvasback
Black-billed Cuckoo Chestnut-collared Longspur
Brewer’s Sparrow Harris’ Sparrow
Burrowing Owl Horned Grebe
Cerulean Warbler Hudsonian Godwit
Chestnut-collared Longspur Lesser Scaup
Dickcissel Mallard
Ferruginous Hawk Marbled Godwit
Field Sparrow Nelson’s Sparrow
Golden Eagle Northern Pintail
Grasshopper Sparrow Northern Shoveler
Greater Prairie-Chicken Red Knot
Henslow’s Sparrow Redhead
Kentucky Warbler Rusty Blackbird
Lark Bunting Sandhill Crane
Least Bittern Short-billed Dowitcher
Least Tern Smith’s Longspur
Loggerhead Shrike Solitary Sandpiper
Long-billed Curlew Sprague’s Pipit
McCown’s Longspur Whimbrel
Mountain Plover Whooping Crane
Northern Bobwhite Yellow Rail
Northern Flicker Baird’s Sparrow
Pied-billed Grebe
Pinyon Jay
Piping Plover
Prairie Falcon
Prothonotary Warbler
Red-headed Woodpecker
Ring-necked Pheasant
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Short-eared Owl
Swainson’s Hawk
Trumpeter Swan
Upland Sandpiper
Wood Thrush

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