The second nesting record for the Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) in Nevada is reported from the central part of the state approximately 240 km north of the previous record. Since 1912 this species has undergone a dramatic northward extension of its previous range in the United States, presumably as a result of increased agricultural irrigation in areas that were previously desert or short-grass prairie.
Holmes, Jennifer A.; Dobkin, David S.; and Wilcox, Bruce A.
"Second nesting record and northward advance of the Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) in Nevada,"
Great Basin Naturalist: Vol. 45
, Article 12.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/gbn/vol45/iss3/12