Nebraska Authors

Gary Lingle

Born 1952 MI (USA)

A leading Nebraska ornithologist, Lingle has worked for the Platte River Whooping Crane Habitat Maintenance Trust as their avian ecologist and habitat manager, and as an independent ecology consultant for a variety of responsible habitat managers along the Platte, among other posts. His AIM Environmental Consultants regularly collects data about whooping cranes’ use of the river and adjacent areas during their spring and fall migrations.

Lingle helped organize two chapters of Audubon Society. Compiler of Grand Island Christmas Bird Count since 1982. Founding member of Wings Over the Platte Task Force. Editor of The Braided River, a newsletter published by the Platte River Trust. Author of a guide book and bird lists used along the Platte river and in Central Nebraska. Paul Johnsgard recommends Lingle's Birding Crane River: Nebraska's Platte as "an excellent source on birding in the Platte Valley."


Places Lived

Grand Island, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Ecology; Ornithology; Sandhills Cranes; Whooping Cranes; Habitat Management


Avian ecologist with the Platte River Whooping Crane Habitat Maintenance Trust
Habitat Manager


Past president of North American Crane Working Group
Past president of Nebraska Ornithologists' Union


Birding Crane River: Nebraska's Platte. 1994.
History and Economic Impact of Crane-Watching in Central Nebraska. 1992 and 2008. (electronic document at www.savingcranes.org)

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