Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, May 5, through Friday, May 11, 2018:
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
-Additional Species Mentioned
For more up to date information on rarities in the state of Iowa, visit the
Iowa Birds and Birding website at www.iowabirds.org.
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 WESTERN GREBE and 2 MARBLED GODWITS were seen at Big Marsh on the 5th.
An AMERICAN AVOCET, and a YELLOW RAIL were seen at Legacy WA on the 5th.
An AMERICAN AVOCET and a MARBLED GODWIT were seen at Legacy WA on the 6th.
5 RUDDY TURNSTONES were seen ½ mile from Scales Point on the 7th.
3 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen from the DNR Headquarters at Hawkeye WA on the
A BLACK-NECKED STILT was seen at the end of Curtis Bridge Rd at Hawkeye WA
on the 8th.
A BLACK-NECKED STILT was seen at Round Pond on the 11th.
An AMERICAN AVOCET and 2 RUDDY TURNSTONES were seen from the end of James
Ave on the 11th.
A CINNAMON TEAL was seen at Aldo Leopold WA on the 5th.
10 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen in a flooded field near the Turkey River on
A RUFFED GROUSE was seen at the SE end of Coon Creek WMA on the 7th.
BLACK HAWK COUNTY:
A HOODED WARBLER was seen at Hartman Reserve on the 8th. It was still being
seen on the 9th on the trail above the ravine.
3 RED CROSSBILLS were seen in the pines at the Farmington Unit of Shimek SF
on the 6th.
A SNOWY EGRET continues at Bank Swallow Bend WA on the 5th. It was last
seen on the 6th.
*A SNOWY EGRET was seen at Hendrickson Marsh on the 5th.*
*2 WHITE-FACED IBIS and a GLOSSY IBIS were seen at Colo Bogs on the 6th.
They were still present on the 7th. A WHITE-FACED IBIS was still present on
*A WHITE-FACED IBIS and a BLACK-NECKED STILT were seen at Otter Creek Marsh
on the 6th.*
*An AMERICAN AVOCET was seen at Big Creek WA on the 6th.*
*2 WHITE-FACED IBIS were seen at Voas NA on the 6th.*
*A SNOWY EGRET was seen at Marsh Farm Wetland on the 8th.*
*A NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was seen at Brenton Slough on the 11th.*
*A WHITE-FACED IBIS was seen north of Marshalltown *in a flooded pasture on
the east side of Highway 14 (N 3rd Ave), about 1/2 mile north of the Iowa
River on the 7th.
*A BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK was seen at the intersection of P Ave and 330th St
on the 8th.*
*PALO ALTO COUNTY:*
*A LONG-TAILED DUCK was seen at Virgin Lake on the 7th.*
*A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was seen at Bacon Creek on the 9th.*
*A PAINTED BUNTING was photographed in a yard in Sergeant Bluff on the
*A GLOSSY IBIS was seen at Table Marsh on the 10th.*