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Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union

The development of the Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union is thanks in part to Robert H. Wolcott. With an interest in ornithology and bird life gained through field work, Wolcott helped to establish an informal organization, the Lincoln Bird Club. The Lincoln Bird Club had semi-monthly meetings and discussed matters concerning birds and migration notes. Under the leadership of I.S. Trostler a similar organization formed in Omaha. In the spring of 1899 committees from each club met for negotiations regarding consolidation. On December 26, 1899, the two combined to formally create the Nebraska Ornithologist’ Union.

For more information, visit the Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union online.