Date: 12/29/17 9:07 am
From: John Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 12-29-17
Iowa RBA birds reported from Friday December 22, through Friday, December
29, 2017:

-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)


-Additional Species Mentioned

Tundra Swan (NW)

Snowy Owl

Brown Thrasher

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 BROWN THRASHER was seen at Thorpe Park on the 22nd.



A SNOWY OWL was seen flying over James Ave between F-28 and 240th St on the
21st. This bird was last seen on the 27th.

2 SNOWY OWLS were seen at Hawkeye WA on the 22nd.


A SNOWY OWL was seen near the intersection of Highway 6 and 110th St on the


A SNOWY OWL was seen at Walcott on the 24th.



*2 SNOWY OWLS were seen on the 26th. The first one was seen along V Ave 1.5
miles south of Highway 30. The 2nd bird was seen just a ½ mile south of
Highway 30 along the same road.*



*A SNOWY OWL was seen at the Waterman Creek Area on the 23rd. A TUNDRA SWAN
was also observed.*



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
January 5, 2018 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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