Date: 11/2/18 3:02 pm
From: John Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 11-2-18
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, October 27, through Friday, November
2, 2018:

-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)


-Additional Species Mentioned

Surf Scoter

Black Scoter

Red-necked Grebe


Green Heron (3rd latest)

Western Sandpiper

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 WESTERN SANDPIPER was seen at Legacy WA on the 27th.


A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen along Fallspark Dr on the 31st.



The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON that has been hanging around for the past
month at the north arm of Lake McBride, is now record late, and was last
seen on the 29th.

A SURF SCOTER was seen at Goose Lake on the 31st. It was seen again on the 1

A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen from the south boundary of Hawkeye WA on the 31

3 BLACK SCOTERS were seen from the DNR HQ parking lot at Hawkeye WA on the 1



A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen over Waterloo on the 29th.



*A BLACK SCOTER was seen at Saylorville on the 29th. It was seen again,
along with a SURF SCOTER on the 31st.*

*A late GREEN HERON was seen at Terra Park on the 1st.*

*2 SURF SCOTERS were seen at Saylorville on the 1st.*



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
November 9, 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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