Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, February 4, through Friday, February
-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)
-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.
A SNOWY OWL was seen on 60th St between Holly and Iris Ave on the 4th.
A LONG-TAILED DUCK was seen between docks at the west end of Canal Shore Dr
on the 6th.
The WHITE-WINGED SCOTER has returned to Lock and Dam 14 on the 6th.
A LONG-TAILED DUCK continues below the dam at Red Rock on the 4th. 2 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen above the dam in the gull flock.
*A TOWNSENDS SOLITAIRE was seen around the picnic shelter near the rangers
office at Prairie Rose SP on the 5th. It was seen again on the 6th.*
The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
February 17, 2017 for the weekly report. Should any UNRECORDED or
ACCIDENTAL species be reported, an update will be posted.
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