Date: 10/19/18 2:44 pm
From: John Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 10-19-18
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, October 13, through Friday, October
19, 2018:



-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)











CASUAL:

*SPRAGUES PIPIT*









-Additional Species Mentioned

Surf Scoter

White-winged Scoter

Red-necked Grebe

Golden Eagle

Snowy Egret

White-faced Ibis

American Avocet

SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER (Record late)

Laughing Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Thayers Gull







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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:*



HARDIN COUNTY:

A WESTERN GREBE was seen at Legacy WA on the 15th.









*EAST*:



JOHNSON COUNTY:

6 SURF SCOTERS were seen at the north arm of Lake McBride on the 13th.



4 WHITE-FACED IBIS were seen from James Ave at Hawkeye WA on the 16th. They
were seen again on the 17th.



A THAYERS GULL was seen at Coralville Lake on the 18th.



LINN COUNTY:

A WHITE-FACED IBIS was seen at Cedar Lake on the 13th.











*NORTHEAST:*



BLACK HAWK COUNTY:

9 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen at Prairie Lakes in Cedar Falls on the 13th.







*CENTRAL:*



*MARSHALL COUNTY:*

*A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen at the Grammar Grove Hawkwatch on the 15th.*



*POLK COUNTY:*

*12 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen at Saylorville on the 16th.*



*4 SURF SCOTERS were seen at Saylorville on the 18th.*









*SOUTHWEST:*



*ADAIR COUNTY:*

*A SPRAGUES PIPIT was heard as a flyover NE of Greenfield on the 16th.*









*WEST:*



*POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY:*

*Highlights from Lake Manawa on the 12th included 1 SURF SCOTER, 150
AMERICAN AVOCETS, 1 SNOWY EGRET, and a LAUGHING GULL.*



*A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at Lake Manawa on the 18th.*









*NORTHWEST:*



*CLAY COUNTY:*

*A late SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was seen at a sod farm NW of Spencer on the
14th.*



*DICKINSON COUNTY:*

*A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Smiths Bay on the 14th.*















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The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
October 26, 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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