Date: 7/30/17 4:54 pm From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Keith County Snowy Plovers/Cassin‚Äôs Sparrows Question
I believe, based on information from Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District's monitoring efforts of Piping and Snowy plovers and Least Terns, that Snowy Plovers have not been present at Lake McConaughy this summer. Lake McConaughy lake levels have been up this year which means there has been limited amounts of sandy shoreline present. Snowy Plovers are most often present during years when the lake is a bit lower and there is more exposed sand.
Joel Jorgensen | Nongame Bird Program Manager
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
2200 N. 33rd 68503 | 402.471.5440
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Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2017 9:35 AM
Subject: [NEBirds] Keith County Snowy Plovers/Cassinís Sparrows Question
My father, brother, and I will be traveling out to Keith County in the next week or so, and I was wondering if anyone had any information on where to find or where Snowy Plovers/Cassinís Sparrows have been found. I know Snowy Plovers have been found in the past at Lake McConaughy, but I canít seem to find any specific locations/access points at the lake where they were seen. I also read on some old NEBirds posts about a location for Cassinís Sparrows north of Lake McConaughy in the early 2000s, does anyone have information about that location?