Date: 4/7/17 3:01 pm
From: John Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 4-7-17
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, April 1, through Friday, April 7,

-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)





-Additional Species Mentioned

Cinnamon Teal

Black Scoter

Lesser Black-backed Gull

House Wren (2nd earliest)

Smiths Longspur

Pine Warbler

For more up to date information on rarities in the state of Iowa, visit the
Iowa Birds and Birding website at

Species in ALL CAPS can be classified into three categories in the state of
Iowa: 1) UNRECORDED, ACCIDENTAL or Casual; 2) A RARE but regular species;
or 3) record early or late date or unusual for time of year. Any species
with three asterisks (***species***) would represent a first record for
Iowa (UNRECORDED) and should be observed and documented very carefully.
Species with two asterisks (**species**) are species that are either
ACCIDENTAL, CASUAL, or a rare regular species, and should also be
documented. Species with one asterisk (*species) should have some details
of the observation provided.



A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Cedar Lake on the 31st.


50 SMITHS LONGSPURS were seen just south of the intersection of Highway 22
and Wapello on the 1st.

A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the north arm of Lake McBride on the



2 BEWICKS WRENS were seen at the Argyle junkyard on the 7th.

A PINE WARBLER was seen at the Farmington Unit of Shimek SF on the 7th.



A BLACK SCOTER was seen from the beach at Honey Creek Resort at Lake
Rathbun on the 1st.



*A CINNAMON TEAL continues to be seen in the pond at Lower Ledges SP on the
1st. It was last seen on the 3rd.*


*An early HOUSE WREN was seen along the Des Moines River in Des Moines on
the 1st.*

*A FISH CROW was seen flying back and forth between Oak Grove and Cherry
Glen at Saylorville on the 2nd. It was last seen on the 4th .*



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
April 14, 2017 for the weekly report. Should any UNRECORDED or ACCIDENTAL
species be reported, an update will be posted.

John Bissell

Grimes, Iowa

<john.annabissell...> <jabissell...>


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