Date: 5/4/18 3:19 pm
From: John Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 5-4-18
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, April 28, through Friday, May 4,
2018:



-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)











CASUAL:

*PRAIRIE WARBLER*









-Additional Species Mentioned

Red-necked Grebe

White-faced Ibis

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Snowy Egret

Mississippi Kite (3rd earliest)

Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet

Ruddy Turnstone

Marbled Godwit

White-winged Dove

Smiths Longspur

Hooded Warbler

Worm-eating Warbler







***NEW!****************
For more up to date information on rarities in the state of Iowa, visit the
Iowa Birds and Birding website at www.iowabirds.org.
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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.











*NORTH CENTRAL:*



BUTLER COUNTY:

A MARBLED GODWIT was seen at Big Marsh on the 28th.



HARDIN COUNTY:

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.









*EAST*:



JOHNSON COUNTY:

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.









*NORTHEAST:*



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.







*SOUTHEAST*:



LOUISA COUNTY:

An AMERICAN AVOCET and a MARBLED GODWIT were seen at Cone Marsh from 220th
St on the 1st.



LEE COUNTY:

A WORM -EATING WARBLER was seen at the Croton Unit of Shimek SF on the 2nd.









*SOUTH CENTRAL*:



WARREN COUNTY:

A SNOWY EGRET and 2 WHITE-FACED IBIS were seen at Bank Swallow Bend WA on
the 4th.









*CENTRAL:*



*STORY COUNTY:*

*A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was seen at a feeder in Story City on the 1st. The
homeowner is welcoming birders, and her address is *53696 110th Street
<https://maps.google.com/?q=53696+110th+Street,+Story+City,+IA&entry=gmail&source=g>.
This bird was last seen on the 2nd.



*POLK COUNTY:*

*An early MISSISSPPI KITE was seen in Johston on the 2nd.*



*3 RUDDY TURNSTONES were seen at Saylorville on the 4th.*



*BOONE COUNTY:*

*A MARBLED GODWIT was seen in a flooded field adjacent to the East tract of
Harrier Marsh on the 4th.*



*DALLAS COUNTY:*

*An AMERICAN AVOCET was seen in sheetwater south of 250th St on the 4th.*



*A RUDDY TURNSTONE was seen in sheetwater along 250th St between S and T
Ave on the 4th.*



*A WHITE-FACED IBIS was seen at the 250th Ave Sod Farm on the 4th.*







*WEST:*



*POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY:*

*A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen behind Lewis Central High School on
the 29th.*









*NORTHWEST:*



*WOODBURY COUNTY:*

*16 WHITE-FACED IBIS were seen at Table Marsh on the 28th.*



*A WHITE-FACED IBIS was seen at Brower Slough on the 28th.*











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The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
May 11, 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...>

515-423-6108

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