About Us

Environmental education plays a critical role in the conservation of biological diversity. For conservation efforts to be successful in Nebraska, more people need to be made aware of and become knowledgeable about the state’s rich biological diversity – including our bird species.

Thanks to our sponsors, the Nebraska Environmental Trust and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Education Workgroup of the Nebraska Bird Partnership produced Project BEAK, an interactive web-based curriculum about Nebraska’s birds – their adaptations, interactions with people, threatened and endangered species, and how to go birding.

We planned to complete a printed companion field guide for Project BEAK. While doing background research for the project, we realized that there are several good, print field guides for Nebraska birds already available. In addition, early feedback from educators using Project BEAK was that they would find an online field guide more useful.

The result is what you see today – the Nebraska Bird Library, where you can find information about any Nebraska bird. Much like a brick-and-mortar library, a user can browse through the bird species profiles, or can use the database search to find particular birds. The Nebraska Bird Library will not only serve our original target audience of 5th-8th grade Nebraska students, it can be used and appreciated by all Nebraskans interested in our birds.

We want to expand and improve upon the Bird Library in the future, so please send us your suggestions!

A special thanks goes out to all those who helped make the Nebraska Bird Library a reality:

Core Workgroup Members:

  • Jill Liske-Clark, Nebraska Bird Partnership
  • Lindsay Rogers, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
  • Jeanine Lackey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Photo Review:

  • Naomi Alhadeff, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Photos Provided by:

  • Joel Jorgensen, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
  • Phil Swanson
  • Rachel Hall
  • Jerry Mulliken
  • Josef Kren
  • Matt Sittel
  • NEBRASKAland Magazine

Expert Review:

  • Joel Jorgensen, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
  • Clem Klaphake
  • Kent Skaggs
  • Tim Hajda
  • Kathy DeLara
  • Ross Silcock
  • Wayne Molhoff
  • Mark Brogie
  • Caroline Hinkelman (incorporated expert review into webpages)

Web Development:

  • Linda Price

Range Maps:

  • Austin Barenberg
  • Allison Liske

Database Development:

  • Lauren Dinan