Date: 7/15/22 4:34 pm From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...> Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 7-15-22
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, July 9 to Friday, July 15, 2022:
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
-Additional Species Mentioned
Lesser Black-backed Gull
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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.
A NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was seen at Credit Island Park on the 11th.
2 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS were seen at the West Branch Village Ponds on the 12th. They were last seen on the 14th.
*SOUTH CENTRAL *
CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOWS continue at the Lucas Unit of Stephens SF on the 9th.
2 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS continue at a pond in Prairie City on the 13 th.
MISSISSIPPI KITES continue in West Des Moines on the 15th.
2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen at the Big Creek Spillway on the 14th.
A family of COMMON GALLINULES were seen at Kiowa Marsh on the 11th.