Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, August 26, through Friday, September 1, 2017:
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
-Additional Species Mentioned
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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.
2 KING RAILS were seen along Fish Lake Rd at Green Island WMA on the 29th. One was seen again on the 30th.
BLACK HAWK COUNTY:
A HOODED WARBLER was seen in a back yard in Waterloo on the 27th.
4 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen at Pinchey Bottoms on the 26th.
2 WESTERN SANDPIPERS were seen at Pinchey Bottoms on the 27th.
*A RUDDY TURNSTONE was seen at Saylorville on the 26th. It was seen again on the 27th. *
*2 MISSISSIPPI KITES were seen flying over NW Des Moines on the 1st.*