Date: 8/2/19 2:17 pm From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...> Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 8-2-19
Iowa RBA birds reported from Thursday, July 25, through Friday, August 2,
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
-Additional Species Mentioned
Blue Grosbeak (East)
For more up to date information on rarities in the state of Iowa, visit the
Iowa Birds and Birding website at www.iowabirds.org.
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 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK continues at Cedar Lake on the 25th. It was
last seen on the 30th .
A BLUE GROSBEAK was seen along James Ave at the Hawkeye WA on the 26th.
Shorebird highlights from Hawkeye WA between Sand Point and James Ave ON
THE 27th included PIPING PLOVER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, and 2 MARBLED GODWITS.
COMMON GALLINULES are still being seen at Green Island WMA on the 30th.
A HEERMANN’S GULL and 5 RED KNOTS were seen from the Big Creek spillway on
the 28th. All were still present on the 29th.
A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen at Terra Park in Johnston on the 28th.
As many as 10 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS are being seen at Lake Manawa
as recently as the 27th.