Date: 7/29/22 12:04 pm From: John and Anna Bissell <john.annabissell...> Subject: [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 7-29-22
Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, July 23 to Friday, July 29, 2022:
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
*LITTLE BLUE HERON*
-Additional Species Mentioned
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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 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK was seen at Green Island WMA on the 23rd.
6 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS were seen at Cone Marsh on the 24th. 3 were present on the 25th.
A LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen at Green Bay Bottoms on the 25th. It was last seen on the 29th.
An AMERICAN AVOCET was seen at Maskunky Marsh on the 29th.
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS continue at a pond in Prairie City on the 24th .
A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at Ada Hayden Park on the 24th.
MISSISSIPPI KITES continue in Des Moines and West Des Moines on the 25th.
A FISH CROW was observed at Sandpiper RA at Saylorville on the 26th.
BUENA VISTA COUNTY
A LIMPKIN continues at Little Storm Lake on the 29th.