Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, January 14, 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.
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.
CERRO GORDO COUNTY:
A SNOWY OWL was seen around the intersection of Apple Ave and 210th St on
A PRAIRIE FALCON was seen at the intersection of 170th St and Apple Ave on
Highlights from Lock and Dam 14 on the 13th included the continuing GREAT
BLACK-BACKED GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, and WHITE-WINGED SCOTER. These
birds were still present on the 18th.
Gulls seen from the South Concord St pullout on the 13th included a THAYERS
GULL, KUMLIENS GULL, and a GLAUCOUS GULL.
A THAYERS GULL was seen at Cedar Lake on the 16th.
BLACK HAWK COUNTY:
A BOHEMIAN WAXWING was seen at Cedar River Natural Resource Area on the 15th.
From the parking lot, walk east on road and take a right at park closes
sign and walk about 30 yards in til you see some pines.
A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen flying over Cardinal Marsh on the 18th.
*A SNOWY OWL was seen at the intersection of Highway 17 and 140th St
southeast of Wesley on the 17th. It was last seen on the 18th.*
The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
January 27, 2017 for the weekly report. Should any UNRECORDED or ACCIDENTAL
species be reported, an update will be posted.
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