Date: 3/19/21 3:25 pm From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...> Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 3-19-21
Iowa RBA birds reported from Friday, March 12, through Friday, March 19,
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
*GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL*
-Additional Species Mentioned
Tundra Swan (North Central)
Baird’s Sandpiper (3rd earliest)
LEAST SANDPIPER (Record early)
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Yellow-headed Blackbird (2nd earliest)
Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Central)
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.
19 TUNDRA SWANS were seen at Legacy WA on the 13th.
A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen at Big Marsh on the 13th.
A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the south arm of Lake McBride on the
A GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at South Sabula Lakes Park on the 12th.
An ICELAND GULL was seen at South Sabula Lakes Park on the 15th.
A EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at Lock and Dam 14 on the 14th. It was last seen
on the 19th.
An ICELAND GULL was seen at Red Rock on the 14th.
An ICELAND and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were seen at Red Rock on the 13th.
A SNOWY OWL was seen just SE of Slater on the 14th. It was last seen on the
A EURASIAN TREE SPARROW continues at a feeder in Roland on the 12th.
A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Lake Manawa on the 12th.
3 early BAIRDS SANDPIPERS were seen at Kiowa Marsh on the 12th.
Early BAIRDS AND LEAST SANDPIPERS were seen at Kiowa Marsh on the 13th. An
early YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was also present. The SANDPIPERS were last
seen on the 18th.