Date: 10/5/17 4:47 pm
From: John Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 10-5-17
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, September 30, through Thursday,
October 5, 2017:

-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)



-Additional Species Mentioned

Plegadis Ibis

Little Blue Heron

Northern Goshawk

Yellow Rail

American Avocet

Sabines Gull

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Blue Grosbeak

Red Crossbill

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 BLUE GROSBEAKS were seen at Waterworks Prairie Park on the 30th. They
were seen at the south end of the largest pond.


A BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was seen at Wickiup Hill on the 1st.


A YELLOW RAIL was seen at Green Island WMA in the prairie area west of 501st
St on the 1st.



A LITTLE GULL and 47 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen from Whitebreast Beach at
Red Rock on the 28th.



*A PLEGADIS IBIS was seen at Rock Creek SP at a marsh on the north side of
F27 on the 28th.*


*4 PLEGADIS IBIS were seen flying over an Ames yard on the 30th.*

*2 RED CROSSBILLS were heard flying over an Ames yard on the 1st.*


*2 PLEGADIS IBIS were seen at Marsh Farm Wetland on the 1st. They were last
seen on the 5th.*


*A YELLOW RAIL was seen at a private prairie on the 1st.*



*A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen at the Hitchcock Hawkwatch on the 3rd.*



*A LITTLE BLUE HERON and a SABINES GULL were seen at Little Swan Lake on
the 30th.*



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
October 13, 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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