Iowa RBA: 2-24-17


Northern Parula,©Mimi Hoppe Wolf

Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, February 11, through Friday,
February 24, 2017:



-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)



ACCIDENTAL:

**LARK BUNTING**







-Additional Species Mentioned

Long-tailed Duck

Kumliens Gull

Glaucous Gull

Thayers Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Iceland Gull

Townsends Solitaire







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For more up to date information on rarities in the state of Iowa, visit the
Iowa Birds and Birding website at www.iowabirds.org.
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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.







*EAST*:



SCOTT COUNTY:

Highlights from Nahant Marsh on the 12th included 3 THAYERS GULLS, A
GLAUCOUS GULL, and a KUMLIENS GULL.



LINN COUNTY:

A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Cedar Lake on the 19th.



JOHNSON COUNTY:

A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen above the Coralville Lake dam on the 19
th.



JACKSON COUNTY:

2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen at Sabula on the 18th.







*SOUTH CENTRAL*:



APPANOOSE COUNTY:

A LARK BUNTING has been seen at a feeder near Centerville on the 11th.



MARION COUNTY:

Highlights from Red Rock on the 13th included the continuing LONG-TAILED
DUCK, 2 THAYERS GULLS, and a GLAUCOUS GULL. These birds were seen again on
the 19th.









*CENTRAL:*



*POLK COUNTY:*

*A THAYERS GULL was seen at Waterworks Park in Des Moines on the 16th.*



*A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and an ICELAND GULL were seen at Big Creek on
the 17th. The ICELAND GULL was relocated between the mile long bridge and
the Big Creek spillway on the 19th.*



*A GLAUCOUS GULL and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were seen at the
Saylorville marina on the 21st.*





*WEST:*



*SHELBY COUNTY:*

*A TOWNSENDS SOLITAIRE continues to be seen at the first shelter area west
of the park office at Prairie Rose SP on the 10th. The same bird and
possibly a second were seen in the same area on the 18th.*



*CARROLL COUNTY:*

*A LONG-TAILED DUCK continues at Swan Lake SP as recently as the 12th.*





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The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
March 3, 2017 for the weekly report. Should any UNRECORDED or ACCIDENTAL
species be reported, an update will be posted.





John Bissell

Grimes, Iowa

john.annabissell@gmail.com 

515-423-6108

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