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, 2019:
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
-Additional Species Mentioned
Magnoila Warbler (3rd earliest)
INDIGO BUNTING (Record early)
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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.
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 .
DES MOINES COUNTY:
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 .