Date: 4/27/18 2:48 pm
From: John Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 4-27-18
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, April 21, through Friday, April 27,

-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)




-Additional Species Mentioned

Cinnamon Teal

Red-throated Loon

Red-necked Grebe

White-faced Ibis

Snowy Egret

Golden Eagle

Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet

Glaucous Gull (Record late)

Lesser Black-backed Gull

White-winged Dove

Pine Warbler

Smiths Longspur

White-winged 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.



A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at Legacy WA on the 21st.

A SMITHS LONGSPUR was seen at Legacy WA on the 26th.


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.



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.*



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
May 4, 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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