Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, January 21, 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 TOWNSENDS SOLITAIRE was seen at Lime Springs NA on the 21st. It was last
seen on the 27th.
Highlights from Lock and Dam 14 on the 21st included the continuing GREAT
BLACK-BACKED GULL, THAYERS GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, and WHITE-WINGED SCOTER.
A THAYERS GULL was seen at the Iowa River power plant in Iowa City on the 27
Highlights from Red Rock on the 22nd included 2 GLAUCOUS GULLS, A LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL, and a THAYERS GULL.
The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
February 3, 2017 for the weekly report. Should any UNRECORDED or ACCIDENTAL
species be reported, an update will be posted.
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