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Iowa Birds

Species Photo Date Sighted Location Notes
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 1 May 2009 Carroll County  
Male Mottled Duck Male Mottled Duck 7 July 2006 Saylorville Reservoir, Polk County First state record
Mottled Ducks Mottled Ducks

 

4 August 2009 Saylorville Reservoir, Polk County Second state record
Male Long-tailed Duck Male Long-tailed Duck

 

17 January 2010 Pool 19, Lee County  
Juvenile Yellow-billed Loon Juvenile Yellow-billed Loon

 

28 November 2007 Saylorville Reservoir, Polk County Third state record
Subadult Brown Pelican Subadult Brown Pelican

 

22 October 2005 Below Red Rock Reservoir dam, Marlon County  
Adult Brown Pelican Subadult Brown Pelican

 

18 December 2007 Fort Madison, Lee County  
Subadult Neotropic Cormorant Subadult Neotropic Cormorant

 

3 May 2008 West of Riverton, Fremont County Fourth state record
Subadult Neotropic Cormorant
 (with Double-crested Cormorant)
Subadult Neotropic Cormorant (with Double-crested Cormorant)

 

5 July 2009 Elm L., Wright County Fifth state record
Female Magnificent Frigatebird Female Magnificent Frigatebird

 

2 September 2007 Spirit Lake, Dickinson County Sixth state record
Adult Glossy Ibis Adult Glossy Ibis

 

29 June 2008 East of Chelsea, Tama County  
Juvenile Wood Stock Juvenile Wood Stock

 

4 October 2007 Saylorville Reservoir, Polk County Second state record
A juvenile gray morph Gyrfalcon A juvenile gray morph Gyrfalcon

 

22 December 2000 Eastern Boone County  
Adult Snowy Plover Adult Snowy Plover

 

3 May 1996 Saylorville Reservoir, Polk County Fifth state record
Juvenile Western Sandpiper Juvenile Western Sandpiper

 

14 August 2009 Red Rock Reservoir, Marion County A very rare migrant in the state
Adult Western Sandpiper Adult Western Sandpiper

 

29 April 2011 Riverton Wildlife Area, Fremont County This may be the only photographic evidence for a spring migrant in Iowa
An adult Red Phalarope An adult Red Phalarope

 

2 October 1988 Saylorville Reservoir, Polk County First state record
A juvenile Red Phalarope A juvenile Red Phalarope

 

18 September 2007 Saylorville Reservoir, Polk County  
Juvenile Pomarine Jaeger Juvenile Pomarine Jaeger

 

30 September 1988 Saylorville Reservoir, Polk County First state record
Juvenile Pomarine Jaeger Juvenile Pomarine Jaeger

 

11 November 1996 Saylorville Reservoir, Polk County  
Second year Laughing Gull Second year Laughing Gull

 

25 July 2006 Below Red Rock Reservoir dam, Marion County Casual visitor
Adult Laughing Gull Adult Laughing Gull

 

6 September 2010 Red Rock Reservoir, Marion County  
Adult Black-tailed Gull Adult Black-tailed Gull

 

18 November 2007 Saylorville Reservoir, Polk County First state record
Juvenile Mew Gull Juvenile Mew Gull

 

18 November 2007 Red Rock Reservoir, Marion County  
Juvenile Iceland Gull Juvenile Iceland Gull

 

3 February 2007 Below Lock and Dam 19, Keokuk, Lee County Rare winter visitor
Juvenile Ivory Gull Juvenile Ivory Gull

 

28 December 1990 Red Rock Reservoir, Marion County Second state record
Adult Royal Tern Adult Royal Tern

 

20 August 2005 Rathbun Reservoir, Appanoose County First state record
Adult Arctic Tern Adult Arctic Tern

 

18 August 1999 Saylorville Reservoir, Polk County First state record
A Northern Hawk Owl A Northern Hawk Owl

 

26 February 2005 Worth County Second state record
An adult male Fork-tailed Flycatcher An adult male Fork-tailed Flycatcher

 

26 April 2009 Near Dysart, Tama County Second state record
A male Smith's Longspur A male Smith's Longspur

 

11 April 2007 Near Jewell, Hamilton County  
A migrant Prairie Warbler A migrant Prairie Warbler

 

6 September 2008 Brushy Creek Recreation Area, Webster County  
A female Painted Bunting A female Painted Bunting

 

12 May 2011 Dunbar Slough, Greene County  
Male Bullock's Oriole Male Bullock's Oriole

 

8 September 2008 South of Nevada, Story County  
A pair of White-winged Crossbills A pair of White-winged Crossbills

 

15 February 2009 Hampton, Franklin County