Date: 5/2/19 3:01 pm
From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 5-2-19
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, April 27, through Friday, May 3,

-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)


-Additional Species Mentioned

Western Grebe

Plegadis Ibis

American Avocet

Black-necked Stilt

Marbled Godwit

Pine Warbler

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 PINE WARBLER was seen at Cedar River Natural Resource Area in the pine
grove near the entrance on the 28th.

A PINE WARBLER was seen at George Wyth SP on the 30th.


A BLACK-NECKED STILT was seen at the 2nd pond segment of Cardinal Marsh on
the 2nd.



13 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen at Sand Point on the 29th. 11 were still
present on the 30th. 18 were present on the 2nd.

3 PLEGADIS IBIS were seen flying over Swan Lake on the 30th.

A BLACK-NECKED STILT was seen at Coralville Lake from Mid-River Marina Rd
off Highway 965 on the 30th. It was last seen on the 1st. 2 AMERICAN
AVOCETS and the BLACK-NECKED STILT were still present on the 2nd.

8 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen from Amana Rd at the Highway 965 intersection
on the 2nd.


A MARBLED GODWIT was seen at the corner of Y40 and Old Highway 6 near
Walcott on the 30th.



5 MARBLED GODWITS were seen at Dunbar Slough on the 1st.


A WESTERN GREBE was seen at Gray’s Lake on the 1st.



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
May 10, 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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