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)





CASUAL:

*BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK*

*PRAIRIE WARBLER*





-Additional Species Mentioned

Surf Scoter

Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet

Whimbrel

Marbled Godwit

Ruddy Turnstone

Mississippi Kite

Golden Eagle

Connecticut Warbler

Hooded Warbler





***NEW!****************
For more up to date information on rarities in the state of Iowa, visit the
Iowa Birds and Birding website at www.iowabirds.org.
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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.



*NORTH CENTRAL:*



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.





*EAST:*



JOHNSON COUNTY:

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.



MUSCATINE COUNTY:

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.



*SOUTHEAST:*



WAPELLO COUNTY:

MISSISSIPPI KITES have returned to Memorial Park in Ottumwa on the 20th.



LEE COUNTY:

A PRAIRIE WARBLER continues to be seen at the Croton Unit of Shimek SF on
the 21st.



*SOUTH CENTRAL:*



LUCAS COUNTY:

A HOODED WARBLER was seen at Stephens SF north of Unionville on the 21st.



APPANOOSE COUNTY:

3 SURF SCOTERS were seen on the upper reservoir at Lelah Bradley Park in
Centerville on the 21st.



*CENTRAL:*



GREENE COUNTY:

A MARBLED GODWIT was seen behind the Wild Rose Casino in Jefferson on the 18
th.



POLK COUNTY:

A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was seen at Saylorville near Cherry Glen on the 21st.





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The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
May 29, 2020 for the weekly report. Should any UNRECORDED or ACCIDENTAL
species be reported, an update will be posted.





John Bissell

Grimes, Iowa

<john.annabissell...> <jabissell...>

515-423-6108

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