Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, January 7, through Friday, January
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
*GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL*
-Additional Species Mentioned
Lesser Black-backed Gull
For more up to date information on rarities in the state of Iowa, visit the
Iowa Birds and Birding website at www.iowabirds.org. A list of rare birds
placed on the home page with the location of the rarity and most recent
of observation. This is updated several times per day. This is a handy tool
for anyone making a birding trip or otherwise into the state of Iowa.
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 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, LONG-TAILED DUCK, GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL and 2 GLAUCOUS GULLS were seen at Lock and Dam 14 on the 7
th. The WHITE-WINGED SCOTER and GLAUCOUS GULL were seen again on the 8th.
Highlights from Lock and Dam 14 on the 9th included a GLAUCOUS GULL, GREAT
BLACK-BACKED GULL, THAYERS GULL, and WHITE-WINGED SCOTER.
A LONG-TAILED DUCK continues below the dam at Red Rock on the 7th.
*A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen at Three Mile Lake on the 7th.*
*A PRAIRIE FALCON was seen near Creston on the 7th. The following is a link
to find the bird. *http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33509729
The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
January 20, 2017 for the weekly report. Should any UNRECORDED or ACCIDENTAL
species be reported, an update will be posted.
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