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,
2021:



-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)



ACCIDENTAL:

**EURASIAN WIGEON**



CASUAL:

*GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL*





-Additional Species Mentioned

Tundra Swan (North Central)

Baird’s Sandpiper (3rd earliest)

LEAST SANDPIPER (Record early)

Iceland Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Snowy Owl

Golden Eagle

Yellow-headed Blackbird (2nd earliest)

Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Central)





***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:*



HARDIN COUNTY:

19 TUNDRA SWANS were seen at Legacy WA on the 13th.



*NORTHEAST:*



BUTLER COUNTY:

A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen at Big Marsh on the 13th.



*EAST:*



JOHNSON COUNTY:

A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the south arm of Lake McBride on the
13th.



JACKSON COUNTY:

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.



SCOTT COUNTY:

A EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at Lock and Dam 14 on the 14th. It was last seen
on the 19th.





*SOUTH CENTRAL:*



MARION COUNTY:

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.



*CENTRAL:*



POLK COUNTY:

A SNOWY OWL was seen just SE of Slater on the 14th. It was last seen on the
16th.



STORY COUNTY:

A EURASIAN TREE SPARROW continues at a feeder in Roland on the 12th.





*WEST:*



POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY:

A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Lake Manawa on the 12th.



*NORTHWEST:*



SAC COUNTY:

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.



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The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
March 26, 2021 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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