This year's Sarpy County Count was one of the lowest we have had in the past 14 years - 134 species. Some years we have had 170+.
Highlights: - 22 warbler species (we have had as high as 28 in some years) - Both Tanagers - Connecticut Warbler - Veery - Blue Grosbeak - Acadian Flycatcher - Sora - Black Tern
Passerines are kind of missing this spring and with the winds and dense foliage it makes it even more difficult.
A few of the more obvious missed species:
- Shrike - Fewer shorebirds than usual - No Least or Forster's Terns (some years we also have also had Caspian) - No Gulls - Horned Lark - No Egrets or Green Heron - Yellow-billed Cuckoo missing - Ruby-crowned Kinglet missing - Ducks missing - No Blackburnian, Black-throated Green or Mourning Warblers
Now we will have to wait and see what the NOU outings turn up this weekend.