There have been several recent Least Tern sightings in the California
desert (one was about seven miles from the Nevada border), and two
reports in Nevada so far this spring.
Least Tern is a significant rarity anywhere in Nevada. The Nevada Bird
Records Committee has endorsed only six records, with one additional
report still pending review.
If any of you observe a Least Tern in Nevada, the committee would be
very appreciative if you would take the time to write detailed notes
on the bird's appearance and behavior, and, of course, if you can get
photos, so much the better, and submit the written documentation (and
photos if available) to me.
Thank you very much.
p.s. Of course, that same request goes out for all birds on the Nevada
Review List (or birds not yet recorded for the state, i.e., not on the
Nevada Checklist.) Both those lists are available at the NBRC website
(address below.) Be aware that some birds on the Nevada Review List
are noted as "exempt" from review in certain regions of the state --
for example, Bendire's Thrasher is a known breeder in the southern
region, so it is exempt from review in the south. But if somebody
finds one in Elko or Reno, we'd love to hear about it.
Martin Meyers, Secretary
Nevada Bird Records Committee (NBRC)
email: nbrc AT gbbo.org