Date: 3/26/21 3:10 pm
From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 3-26-21
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, March 20, through Friday, March 26,
2021:



-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)





CASUAL:

*FISH CROW*





-Additional Species Mentioned

BLACK-NECKED STILT (Record early)

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Glaucous Gull

Snowy Owl

Golden Eagle

Northern Goshawk





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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.



*NORTH CENTRAL:*



BUTLER COUNTY:

A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen at Big Marsh on the 20th.



*NORTHEAST:*



WINNESHIEK COUNTY:

A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen over the Seed Savers Exchange on the 21st.



*EAST:*



JOHNSON COUNTY:

5 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen at Scales Point at Coralville Lake on
the 26th.





*SOUTH CENTRAL:*



WARREN COUNTY:

An early BLACK-NECKED STILT was seen at Bank Swallow Bend on the 20th.



*CENTRAL:*



POLK COUNTY:

A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at Saylorville on the 19th.



A FISH CROW continues to be seen around the Saylorville marina as recently
as the 24th .



TAMA COUNTY:
A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen at Otter Creek Marsh on the 20th.



STORY COUNTY:

A SNOWY OWL was seen along Chestnut St near Ames on the 20th.





*WEST:*



CARROLL COUNTY:

A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen at Swan Lake SP on the 24th.





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The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
April 2, 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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