Nebraska -- Western Meadowlark
#11 From a 5-state (in order), 3-day, 1600 mile road trip to CO, WY, NE, KS, and OK in June, 2015. This trip takes me from 8 to 13 states total. Just east and south of Cheyenne, WY, near Grant, NE. I spent time enjoying some birding but eventually got back to business by taking a farm road five miles south and found this specimen. It seems to me that the WEME is mot profoundly impacted by monoculture as long as some natural-like grasslands remain. The birds seem to live happily on waste edges of fields.