Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, April 28, through Friday, May 4, 2018:
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
-Additional Species Mentioned
Mississippi Kite (3rd earliest)
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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 MARBLED GODWIT was seen at Big Marsh on the 28th.
A MARBLED GODWIT and a SMITHS LONGSPUR were seen at Legacy Wetland on the 28 th.
CERRO GORDO COUNTY:
A RED-NECKED GREBE and 26 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen off the beach at McIntosh SP on the 1st.
4 AMERICAN AVOCETS and a BLACK-NECKED STILT were seen at Sandy Beach on the 1st.
8 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen at Terry Trueblood RA on the 3rd.
5 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen at Hawkeye WA on the 3rd.
BLACK HAWK COUNTY:
A HOODED WARBLER was seen at George Wyth SP on the 1st.
A PRAIRIE WARBLER was seen at George Wyth SP west of the bird blind parking lot on the 2nd.
An AMERICAN AVOCET and a MARBLED GODWIT were seen at Cone Marsh from 220th St on the 1st.
A WORM -EATING WARBLER was seen at the Croton Unit of Shimek SF on the 2nd.
A SNOWY EGRET and 2 WHITE-FACED IBIS were seen at Bank Swallow Bend WA on the 4th.