Iowa RBA: 3-17-17

White-crowned Starlings,©Tony Disley

Iowa RBA birds reported from Sunday, March 12, through Friday, March 17,

-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)


-Additional Species Mentioned

Cinnamon Teal

Long-tailed Duck

Golden Eagle

Smiths Longspur

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

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 GOLDEN EAGLE was seen over Round Pond on the 17th.



A SMITHS LONGSPUR was seen in the Cone Marsh area just N. of G28 along the
Louisa/Muscatine Rd on the 12th. It was seen again on the 14th.

SMITHS LONGSPURS were seen along T Ave south of Highway G28 on the 17th.



A LONG-TAILED DUCK was seen by the east end of the Red Rock dam on the 16th.



*A LONG-TAILED DUCK is still being seen at Swan Lake SP on the 14th. It was
last seen on the 17th.*



*A CINNAMON TEAL was seen in a gravel pit south of Rutland on the 17th. The
location of this pit is* at the intersection of Iowa Ave and 205th St.



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
March 24, 2017 for the weekly report. Should any UNRECORDED or ACCIDENTAL
species be reported, an update will be posted.

John Bissell

Grimes, Iowa 


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