Date: 10/26/18 2:34 pm
From: John Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 10-26-18
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, October 20, through Friday, October
26, 2018:

-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)


-Additional Species Mentioned

Surf Scoter

Western Grebe

Red-necked Grebe

Plegadis Ibis

Least Bittern (2nd latest)

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Golden Eagle

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 PLEGADIS IBIS was seen at the Iowa River Corridor, along F15 and 2 miles
west of V66 on the 24th.


A late LEAST BITTERN was seen along the western exit road of Hawkeye WA on
the 25th.

3 SURF SCOTERS were seen at Amana Lily Lake on the 26th.


A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Cedar Lake on the 23rd.



*2 PLEGADIS IBIS were seen at Dunbar Slough *in the NE quadrant of the
intersection of 270th and N58 on the 24th. These birds were last seen on
the 26th.



*Highlights from Lake Manawa on the 22nd included a SURF SCOTER, RED-NECKED
GREBE, and a WESTERN GREBE. Both grebes were seen again on the 23rd.*



*A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen over the east slopes of the Loess Hills on the



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
November 2, 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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