Date: 4/13/17 8:20 pm
From: John Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 4-13-17
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, April 8, through Thursday, April 13,
2017:



-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)



ACCIDENTAL:

**FISH CROW**









-Additional Species Mentioned

Cinnamon Teal

Surf Scoter

Red-necked Grebe

White-faced Ibis

American Avocet

Marbled Godwit

Sanderling (2nd earliest)

Gray-cheeked Thrush (Record early)

Smiths Longspur

Pine Warbler







***NEW!****************
For more up to date information on rarities in the state of Iowa, visit the
Iowa Birds and Birding website at www.iowabirds.org.
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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.











*NORTH CENTRAL:*



CERRO GORDO COUNTY:

A SURF SCOTER was seen off City Beach at Clear Lake on the 9th.









*EAST*:



JOHNSON COUNTY:

38 WHITE-FACED IBIS were seen at Amana Lily Lake on the 11th.



An AMERICAN AVOCET and an early SANDERLING were seen at the Sandy Beach
area of Coralville Lake on the 12th.



A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at the east end of Swan Lake on the 10th.



MUSCATINE COUNTY:

A WHITE-FACED IBIS was seen at Discovery Park on the 12th.









*NORTHEAST:*



BLACK HAWK COUNTY:

A RED-NECKED GREBE, PINE WARBLER, and an early GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH were
seen at George Wyth SP on the 13th.







*CENTRAL:*



*POLK COUNTY:*

*A FISH CROW continues to be seen at Oak Grove beach at Saylorville, and
was last seen on the 9th.*



*A MARBLED GODWIT was seen at Jester Park on the 12th.*



*TAMA COUNTY:*

*A CINNAMON TEAL was seen at Otter Creek Marsh on the 7th.*



*GREENE COUNTY:*

*4 WHITE-FACED IBIS were seen at Dunbar Slough on the 13th.*







*NORTHWEST:*



*OBRIEN COUNTY:*

*3 SMITHS LONGSPURS were seen near the Hanging Valley Wetland on the 9th.*











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The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
April 21, 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...>

515-423-6108

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