Date: 7/22/22 10:09 am
From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 7-22-22
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, July 16 to Friday, July 22, 2022:

-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)






-Additional Species Mentioned

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

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 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK continues at the West Branch Village Ponds
on the 17th.


5 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS were seen at Muskrat Slough on the 16th.



MISSISSIPPI KITES continue in the Des Moines metro on the 19th.

A PRAIRIE WARBLER continues at the Chichaqua Bottoms WA on the 17th.

2 LITTLE BLUE HERONS were seen at Big Creek on the 18th. Specifically, They're
in the pond north of the intersection of 146th Ave. & 100th St. They were
last seen on the 21st.


2 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS continue at a pond in Prairie City on the 21



A LIMPKIN was seen at Little Storm Lake on the 16th. It was last seen on
the 22nd.

A BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK was seen at Little Storm Lake on the 16th.



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
July 29, 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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