Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, April 21, through Friday, April 27, 2018:
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
-Additional Species Mentioned
Glaucous Gull (Record late)
Lesser Black-backed Gull
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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.
A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at Legacy WA on the 21st.
A SMITHS LONGSPUR was seen at Legacy WA on the 26th.
CERRO GORDO COUNTY:
A PINE WARBLER was seen in a yard in Mason City on the 24th.
A late GLAUCOUS GULL was seen near Sand Beach at Coralville Lake on the 20th .
A PINE WARBLER was seen 200 yards east of the Sand Point trail on the 21st.
A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Cedar Lake on the 21st.
A RED-THROATED LOON continues at Pleasant Creek SRA on the 22nd. It was last seen on the 27th.
A WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was seen at a feeder near the Fairmount Cemetery in Davenport on the 22nd.
An EVENING GROSBEAK was seen at a feeder on the 22nd.
BLACK HAWK COUNTY:
A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at Big Woods Lake in Cedar Falls on the 22nd.
A PINE WARBLER was seen at George Wyth SP on the 23rd.
A BLACK-NECKED STILT was seen at Poole Slough on the 22nd. It was last seen on the 23rd.
*A CINNAMON TEAL was seen in *a flooded corn field adjacent to the USDA office parking lot in Jefferson on the 21st.
*A FISH CROW was audio recorded at Jester Park at the Bison enclosure on the 22nd.*
*A PINE WARBLER was seen at Jester Park on the 25th. Specifically, the bird was seen in the lone pine tree west of shelter 3.*
*26 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen at the beach of Big Creek SP on the 25th.*
*9 WHITE-FACED IBIS were seen at Otter Creek Marsh on the 22nd. They were still present on the 23rd. They were last seen on the 25th.*
*A WHITE-FACED IBIS was seen at Hickory Hills Park on the 27th.*
*A SNOWY EGRET was seen at Lake Manawa on the 25th.*
*A WHITE-WINGED DOVE and a GOLDEN EAGLE were seen in the town of Terrill on the 22nd.*