Date: 4/26/19 4:20 pm
From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 4-26-19
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, April 20, through Friday, April 26,

-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)



-Additional Species Mentioned

American Avocet

White-faced Ibis

Marbled Godwit

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Worm-eating Warbler

Magnoila Warbler (3rd earliest)

INDIGO BUNTING (Record early)

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 WORM-EATING WARBLER was seen on the SE side of the University of Iowa
Research Park on the 22nd. The last place it was seen was about 20 yards
downstream (east) of the cement slab.

5 Marbled Godwits were seen on the south shore of Hawkeye Wildlife Refuge
between James Ave and Sand Point on the 24th.



An early INDIGO BUNTING was seen at the Croton Unit of Shimek SF on the 20th


A WHITE-FACED IBIS was seen 7 miles north of Burlington off County Rd 99 on
the 21st.

7 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen at Black Hawk Bottoms on the 21st.

An early MAGNOLIA WARBLER was seen at Blackhawk Bottoms on the 23rd.

A FISH CROW was seen at Blackhawk Bottoms on the 25th.



A SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was seen at Slab Castle WA on the 21st.



60 AMERICAN AVOCETS and 40 WHITE-FACED IBIS were seen at Dunbar Slough on
the 22nd. 7 MARBLED GODWITS were later seen at the 270th St pool on the 22nd



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
May 3, 2019 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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