Date: 5/10/19 2:39 pm
From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 5-10-19
Iowa RBA birds reported from Friday, May 3, through Friday, May 10, 2019:



-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)





CASUAL:

*KING RAIL*

*GLOSSY IBIS*





-Additional Species Mentioned

Common Gallinule

Snowy Egret

Golden Eagle

American Avocet

Western Kingbird (Central)

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Pine Warbler

Hooded Warbler





***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.
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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.



*NORTH CENTRAL:*



CERRO GORDO COUNTY:

A SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was seen at Lime Creek Nature Center on the 9th.



*NORTHEAST:*



BLACK HAWK COUNTY:

A KING RAIL was heard at Prairie Ridge Wetland (Privately owned) on the 2nd.



MITCHELL COUNTY:

A PINE WARBLER was seen at a feeder at Lake Hendricks in Riceville on the 7
th.



*EAST:*



JOHNSON COUNTY:

2 SNOWY EGRETS were seen along Highway 965 just north of Wright Brothers
Blvd on the west side of the road on the 6th.



*SOUTHEAST:*



LOUISA COUNTY:

A GLOSSY IBIS was seen along the east side of 220th St at Cone Marsh on the
8th.



DES MOINES COUNTY:

A HOODED WARBLER was seen at the sewer walkway at Dankwardt Park in
Burlington on the 9th.





*CENTRAL:*



POLK COUNTY:

A WESTERN KINGBIRD was seen in Ankeny by Mills Fleet Farm on the 5th.



A GLOSSY IBIS was seen at Errington Marsh on the 5th. This bird was last
seen on the 6th.



STORY COUNTY:

A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen 50 yards from the entrance road at West Peterson
Park north of Ames on the 9th.



*SOUTHWEST:*



FREMONT COUNTY:

4 COMMON GALLINULES and an AMERICAN AVOCET were seen at Forney Lake on the 7
th.





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The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
May 17, 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...>

515-423-6108

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