Date: 8/25/17 2:20 pm
From: John Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 8-25-17
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, August 19, through Friday, August
25, 2017:

-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)


-Additional Species Mentioned

Western Grebe

American Avocet

Blue Grosbeak (Central)

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.



3 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen from the James Ave overlook at Hawkeye WA on
the 22nd.



*A BLUE GROSBEAK was seen at Saylorville at Sandpiper RA on the 19th.*



*7 WESTERN GREBES were seen at Trumbull Lake on the 22nd.*



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
September 1, 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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