Date: 5/22/20 4:54 pm From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...> Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 5-22-20
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, May 16, through Friday, May 22, 2020:
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
-Additional Species Mentioned
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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.
CERRO GORDO COUNTY:
A WHIMBREL, RUDDY TURNSTONE, MARBLED GODWIT, and a GOLDEN EAGLE were seen at Zirbel Slough on the 16th.
2 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen at Zirbel Slough on the 22nd.
2 WHIMBRELS continue to be seen in the mudflats in front of the DNR headquarters on the 16th. 2 BLACK-NECKED STILTS were also seen walking from the Highway 965/Amana Rd intersection to the headquarters along the shore.
A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was seen at Hickory Hill Park on the 21st.
8 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCKS were seen at Kent Stein Park on the 16th.
A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was seen at Wildcat Den SP on the 19th.
MISSISSIPPI KITES have returned to Memorial Park in Ottumwa on the 20th.
A PRAIRIE WARBLER continues to be seen at the Croton Unit of Shimek SF on the 21st.
A HOODED WARBLER was seen at Stephens SF north of Unionville on the 21st.
3 SURF SCOTERS were seen on the upper reservoir at Lelah Bradley Park in Centerville on the 21st.
A MARBLED GODWIT was seen behind the Wild Rose Casino in Jefferson on the 18 th.
A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was seen at Saylorville near Cherry Glen on the 21st.