is a great place to bird. Where east meets west, we get
many 'eastern' and 'western' bird species here.
We also have a very
diverse habitat, with pine covered hills that attract
mountain species such as Red-crossbills, Pygmy
Nuthatches, Cassin's Finches and others. Mountain and
Eastern Bluebirds nest side by side in the Wildcat Hills
where Common Poorwills, Yellow-breasted Chats, Lazuli
Buntings, Pygmy Nuthatches and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
streams and several lakes, ponds and marshes in the area
bring in many migrating and nesting waterfowl and
shorebirds. Species such as American Avocets,
Black-necked Stilts, Piping Plovers and many ducks nest
in the area.
Much of the land is
agricultural land and grassland for prairie species such
as Burrowing Owls, Mountain Plovers, Upland Sandpipers
and Cassin's Kingbirds.
With all of this and
great people too, you will want to come visit us soon.
This website will just
cover a part of the Western Nebraska Panhandle focusing
on Scotts Bluff County including the towns of
Scottsbluff, Gering, Mitchell, Morrill, Minatare, Henry
pictures on this site were taken by me at the
birding sites indicated.
Scottsbluff National Monument
Lake Minatare in July