Date: 10/30/20 4:20 pm
From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 10-30-20
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, October 24, through Friday, October
30, 2020:



-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)



ACCIDENTAL:

**EVENING GROSBEAK**



CASUAL:

*GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL*





-Additional Species Mentioned

Tundra Swan (Central)

Surf Scoter

Black Scoter

White-winged Scoter

Pacific Loon

Red-necked Grebe

Western Grebe

American Avocet

Black-legged Kittiwake

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Spotted Towhee

Common Redpoll





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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.





*EAST:*



JOHNSON COUNTY:

An AMERICAN AVOCET was seen at Terry Trueblood RA on the 24th.



2 RED-NECKED GREBES were seen at Coralville Lake from Scales Point on the 25
th.



A SURF SCOTER was seen at Terry Trueblood RA on the 26th.



A BLACK SCOTER and a WESTERN GREBE were seen at Coralville Lake from Scales
Point on the 27th. The WESTERN GREBE was last seen on the 29th.



A COMMON REDPOLL was seen at Waterworks Park in Iowa City on the 30th.
Specifically, it was seen From the north parking area, walk west on the
paved trail. Go south at the four way intersection. Shortly after there
will be a pond (known locally as the rail pond) on the east side of the
trail with willows in between. This is where the bird was foraging.





2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen from the west overlook parking lot of
the Coralville dam on the 29th.



CLINTON COUNTY:

A BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE was seen at the Grand Mound Sewage Lagoons on East
St on the 25th.



LINN COUNTY:

3 SURF SCOTERS were seen at Cedar Lake on the 27th.



SCOTT COUNTY:

A GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Lock and Dam 15 on the 28th.



BENTON COUNTY:

2 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen in the parking lot of the Mt Auburn Bridge
access to the Cedar River on Benton/Buchanan Ave on the 30th.







*SOUTHEAST:*



LOUISA COUNTY:

7 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at the feeders at Port Louisa NWR on the 30th.
Directions: Best way to get to this location from hiway 61 south of
Grandview take
County Road G-56 east to County Road X-61. Go south on X-61 a mile or
two and the Port Louisa buildings are on the east side of the road.







*CENTRAL:*



POLK COUNTY:

Highlights from Saylorville on the 24th included multiple WHITE-WINGED
SCOTERS, a SURF SCOTER, 3 BLACK SCOTERS, a WESTERN GREBE and 9 TUNDRA SWANS.



20 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen from the Big Creek spillway on the 24th.



A PACIFIC LOON was seen at Saylorville from Lakeview RA on the 25th.



A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at Raccoon River Park on the 25th.



A SPOTTED TOWHEE was seen at Terra Park on the 25th.



2 RED-NECKED GREBES and a WESTERN GREBE were seen at Big Creek on the 27th.



STORY COUNTY:

4 BLACK SCOTERS were seen at Ada Hayden Park on the 25th.



A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at the south lake of Ada Hayden Park on the 29th.
It was last seen on the 30th.





*NORTHWEST:*



DICKINSON COUNTY:

A BLACK SCOTER was seen at West Lake Okoboji on the 24th.



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The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
November 6, 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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