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, 2019:
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
-Additional Species Mentioned
Blue Grosbeak (East)
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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.
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 7th.
A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen at Terra Park on the 3rd. This bird was last seen on the 7th.