Iowa RBA: 3-31-17

Smiths Longspur,©Jan Wilczur

Iowa RBA birds reported from Saturday, March 25, through Friday, March 31,

-RARE Species Mentioned (documentation required)


-Additional Species Mentioned

Cinnamon Teal

Golden Eagle

Smiths Longspur

Louisiana Waterthrush (3rd earliest)

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 Brinker Lake at George Wyth SP on the 27th.



An early LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH was seen at the stone bridge at the north
end of the lake at Geode SP on the 28th.



*SMITHS LONGSPURS continue to be seen in the field south of the Hunter
Tract at Dunbar Slough on the 27th.*


*A CINNAMON TEAL was seen on a pond at lower Ledges SP on the 28th. It was
seen again on the 29th. It was last seen on the 31st.*


*A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen at Otter Creek Marsh on the 31st.*



*A CINNAMON TEAL was seen at Riverton WA *where the slight curve in road is
on 314th Ave, North of 250th on the 26th.



*A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen 1 mile north of Turin on the 28th.*



The next scheduled report of the Iowa Rare Bird Alert will be for Friday,
April 7, 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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