Date: 3/11/21 10:51 am From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...> Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 3-11-21
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, March 6, through Thursday, March 11,
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
*GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL*
-Additional Species Mentioned
Tundra Swan (West and Central)
Lesser Black-backed Gull
For more up to date information on rarities in the state of Iowa, visit the
Iowa Birds and Birding website at www.iowabirds.org.
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.
Highlights from the 16th St Retention Basin on the 6 included an 2 ICELAND
GULLS and a GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL. The ICELAND GULLS and a LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL were present as of the 7th.
BLACK HAWK COUNTY:
5 GOLDEN EAGLES were seen by the same observer on the 6th. They were seen
at the Cedar River Resource Area, near Washburn, south of Waterloo, one at
Cedar Bend Park in Waterloo, and 2 over the observer’s yard.
A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen over Robinson Bird Sanctuary on the 7th.
2 BLACK SCOTERS continue at Credit Island Park on the 6th. They were last
seen on the 7th.
A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continues at the Iowa River Power Co Dam on the 6
th. 2 were last seen on the 7th. One was still present on the 8th.
An ICELAND GULL was seen at the Iowa River Power Co Dam on the 7th.
2 GLAUCOUS GULLS were seen at the Iowa River Landing Wetland Park on the 7th
A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen at Green Island WMA on the 8th.
2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS and a GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL were seen at
South Sabula Lakes Park on the 9th.
A GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL and an ICELAND GULL were seen at Red Rock on the
9 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen along NE 102nd Ave near Chichaqua Bottoms on
A FISH CROW was seen and heard at Oak Grove RA at Saylorville on the 10th.
A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Cherry Glen at Saylorville on the 11
A TUNDRA SWAN was seen at Ada Hayden Park on the 6th.
A COMMON REDPOLL was seen at a feeder in Roland on the 7th.
2 SPOTTED TOWHEES were seen at the Brenton Arboretum on the 10th.
2 TUNDRA SWANS were seen at the Owego Wetlands on the 6th.