Iowa RBA: 12-2-16


Painted Redstart,©Barry Kent Mackay

Iowa RBA birds reported from Wednesday, November 23, through Friday,
December 2, 2016:



-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)



ACCIDENTAL:

**RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD**







 -Additional Species Mentioned

Red-necked Grebe

Western Grebe

Surf Scoter

Black Scoter

White-winged Scoter

Long-tailed Duck

Cattle Egret (Record Late)

Bohemian Waxwing

Red Crossbill







***NEW!****************
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
is
placed on the home page with the location of the rarity and most recent
date
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.
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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.











*NORTH CENTRAL:*



CERO GORDO COUNTY:

Highlights from the north shore of Clear Lake on the 26th included 14 BLACK
SCOTERS, a SURF SCOTER, a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, and 3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS. All
of these birds except the SURF SCOTER were seen again on the 27th.



6 LONG-TAILED DUCKS were seen at Clear Lake on the 1st. One was still
around on the 2nd.









*EAST*:



JOHNSON COUNTY:

The RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD that has been visiting the yard at 1840 Curtis
Bridge Rd was last seen on the 27th.



2 BLACK SCOTERS were seen from Sandy Beach at Coralville Lake on the 28th.



3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS were seen at Coralville Lake flying between Sandy Beach
and Scales Point on the 29th.



3 late CATTLE EGRETS were seen at the west end of Swan Lake on the 30th.







*SOUTHEAST*:



LEE COUNTY:

A BLACK SCOTER was seen off Lingerlonger on the 28th.







 *CENTRAL:*



*POLK COUNTY:*

*A RED-NECKED and a WESTERN GREBE as well as a BLACK SCOTER were seen at
Saylorville on the 24th. The WESTERN GREBE was seen again on the 25th.*







*NORTHWEST:*



*O BRIEN COUNTY:*

*13 RED CROSSBILLS and a BOHEMIAN WAXWING were seen along 470th St in the
Waterman Creek area on the 25th.*



*PALO ALTO COUNTY:*

*Sea duck highlights from Lost Island Lake on the 29th included 4 BLACK
SCOTERS, 2 SURF SCOTERS, and 3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS.*











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The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
December 9, 2016 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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