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

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Neotropic Cormorant

Common Gallinule

Lesser Black-backed Gull


Mississippi Kite

For more up to date information on rarities in the state of Iowa, visit the
Iowa Birds and Birding website at

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.



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


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.



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
July 22, 2022 for the weekly report. Should any UNRECORDED or ACCIDENTAL
species be reported, an update will be posted.

John Bissell

Grimes, Iowa



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