Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, November 3, through Thursday, November 8, 2018:
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
-Additional Species Mentioned
COMMON NIGHTHAWK (Record late)
***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. ************************
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.
CERRO GORDO COUNTY:
A WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was seen at Clear Lake on the 6th.
A RED-NECKED GREBE continues to be seen at Hawkeye WA from the DNR parking lot on the 3rd.
A BALTIMORE ORIOLE was seen at a feeder in Iowa City on the 8th.
A late COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen in a parking lot in North English on the 7 th.
A THAYERS GULL was seen at Cedar Lake on the 5th.
*2 SURF SCOTERS were seen at Lake Manawa on the 8th.*
*A BALTIMORE ORIOLE was seen at a feeder in Sac City on the 6th.*