Date: 8/9/19 2:16 pm
From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 8-9-19
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, August 3, through Friday, August 9,

-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)


-Additional Species Mentioned

Mississippi Kite

American Avocet

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.



5 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen from the end of James Ave at the Hawkeye WA on
the 5th.

A BLUE GROSBEAK continues at Prairie Park in Iowa City on the 6th.



A BLUE GROSBEAK was seen off Mississippi River Road and Koelher Lane on the



A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen at Terra Park on the 3rd. This bird was last
seen on the 7th.



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
August 16, 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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