Date: 9/22/17 5:26 pm
From: John Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 9-22-17
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, September 16, through Friday,
September 22, 2017:

-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)


-Additional Species Mentioned

Little Blue Heron

Northern Goshawk

Mississippi Kite

Common Gallinule

American Avocet


White-rumped Sandpiper

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Black-throated Blue Warbler

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 BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was seen at Hickory Hill Park on the 17th.


A PINE WARBLER was seen at the Dubuque Arboretum on the 22nd.


A COMMON GALLINULE and a WHIMBREL were seen at Green Island WMA on the 22nd.



A WHIMBREL was seen at Green Bay Bottoms on the 16th.



A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen at Pinchey Bottoms on the 17th.



*12 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen at Jester Park on the 16th, and 16 were seen
on the 17th.*

*3 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen at Grays Lake on the 20th.*

*A MISSISIPPI KITE was seen over Ashworth Park on the 20th.*



*A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen at the Hitchcock Hawkwatch on the 17th.*



*A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Smiths Bay at Spirit Lake on the

*A LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen at Little Swan Lake Marsh on the 17th.*



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
September 29, 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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