Date: 7/24/19 2:41 pm
From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 7-24-19
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, July 20, through Wednesday, July 24,

-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)



-Additional Species Mentioned

American Avocet

Least Tern

Red Crossbill

Blue Grosbeak (East)

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.



BLUE GROSBEAKS were seen at Waterworks Prairie Park on the 21st.
Specifically, they were along the trail which runs between the river and
the largest pond, near the fishing dock, actually right by a painted mile
post on the road '6 1/4' and by a bluebird box #10

6 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen from James Ave at Hawkeye WMA on the 22nd.


A BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK was seen at Cedar Lake on the 23rd. It was
seen again on the 24th.



4 LEAST TERNS were seen at the Mid American power plant on the 24th. They
were viewed from Basswood Rd.



6 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS continue at Lake Manawa as recently as the



5 RED CROSSBILLS were seen at a feeder in Webb on the 23rd.



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
August 2, 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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