Date: 1/5/18 2:26 pm
From: John Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 1-5-18
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, December 30, through Friday, January
5, 2018:

-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)




-Additional Species Mentioned

Long-tailed Duck

Golden Eagle

Snowy Owl

Prairie Falcon

Brown Thrasher

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

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 continues to be seen at the feeders at Thorpe Park on the 3



2 SNOWY OWLS were seen west of North Liberty on the 29th. One on a power
pole on 260th St. and the other perched on a fence post just north of F-28,
midway between James Ave. and I-380. One of the birds was last seen in this
area on the 2nd.


A SNOWY OWL was seen along Hwy 61 at marker 108 which is just east of Blue
Grass on the 3rd.



A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen along Maxfield Rd. about a quarter mile west of the
intersection of Waverly Rd. on the 3rd.



A LONG-TAILED DUCK and a GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL were seen below the dam at
Red Rock on the 30th.



*A BROWN THRASHER was seen at a property just SE of Ames on the 29th.*


*A EURASIAN TREE SPARROW was seen near Prairie City on the 30th. The exact
location of this bird can be found here: *

*A PRAIRIE FALCON was seen along the bison enclosure at Neal Smith NWR on
the 3rd.*


*A SNOWY OWL was seen near the intersection of HIghway 44 and X Ave west of
Grimes on the 5th.*



*2 MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS were seen *along Wilson Ave. south of Hwy 10 on the 1



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
January 12, 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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