Nebraska Authors

James E. Ducey

Born NE (USA)

Ducey, who describes himself as a "fifth generation Nebraskan" is a well known regional expert on birds, related ecological topics and historic ornithology. He served as president of the Audubon Society of Omaha and Chair of the Nebraska Audubon Council. His blog, Wildbirds Broadcasting, has followed birds, local ecology, land management practices, legislation, government policies, historic ornithology, journalistic practices, and local events as they relate to Nebraska's natural environment and birds. He contributed the newspaper articles that form the basis for the UNL hosted Birds of Nebraska: Newspaper Accounts, 1854-1923 online archive.

Places Lived

Sioux City, IA
Omaha, NE
Lincoln, NE
Nebraska Sandhills Region

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Birds; Natural history; Birding; Nebraska History; Birds of Nebraska; Plant Conservation; Ornithology; Land Management; Historic Ornithology; Ancient Avifaunas


Bachelor of Science, 1979, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Master of Science in Biology, 1984, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE


Free-lance writer


Audubon Society of Omaha, Past President
Nebraska Audubon Council, Past Chairman


Nebraska Birds: Breeding Status and Distribution. 1988.
Birds of the Untamed West: The History of Birdlife in Nebraska, 1750-1875. 2000.

Articles Published in
NebraskaLand Magazine
Nebraska Bird Review
Magazine of the Midlands

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