Iowa Birds

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Species Photo Date Sighted Location Notes
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Photo of a black-bellied whistling-duck 1 May 2009 Carroll County  
Male Mottled Duck Photo of a male Mottled Duck 7 July 2006 Saylorville Reservoir, Polk County First state record
Mottled Ducks Photo of a pair of Mottled Ducks 4 August 2009 Saylorville Reservoir, Polk County Second state record
Male Long-tailed Duck Photo of a male Long-tailed Duck 17 January 2010 Pool 19, Lee County  
Juvenile Yellow-billed Loon Photo of a juvenile Yellow-billed Loon 28 November 2007 Saylorville Reservoir, Polk County Third state record
Subadult Brown Pelican Photo of a subadult Brown Pelican 22 October 2005 Below Red Rock Reservoir dam, Marlon County  
Adult Brown Pelican Photo of an adult Brown Pelican 18 December 2007 Fort Madison, Lee County  
Subadult Neotropic Cormorant Photo of a subadult Neotropic Cormorant 3 May 2008 West of Riverton, Fremont County Fourth state record
Subadult Neotropic Cormorant
 (with Double-crested Cormorant)
Photo of a subadult Neotropic Cormorant  (with Double-crested Cormorant) 5 July 2009 Elm L., Wright County Fifth state record
Female Magnificent Frigatebird Photo of a female Magnificent Frigatebird 2 September 2007 Spirit Lake, Dickinson County Sixth state record
Adult Glossy Ibis Photo of an adult Glossy Ibis 29 June 2008 East of Chelsea, Tama County  
Juvenile Wood Stock Photo of a juvenile Wood Stock 4 October 2007 Saylorville Reservoir, Polk County Second state record
A juvenile gray morph Gyrfalcon Photo of a juvenile gray morph Gyrfalcon 22 December 2000 Eastern Boone County  
Adult Snowy Plover Photo adult Snowy Plover 3 May 1996 Saylorville Reservoir, Polk County Fifth state record
Juvenile Western Sandpiper Photo of juvenile Western Sandpiper 14 August 2009 Red Rock Reservoir, Marion County A very rare migrant in the state
Adult Western Sandpiper Photo of an 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 Photo of an adult Red Phalarope 2 October 1988 Saylorville Reservoir, Polk County First state record
A juvenile Red Phalarope Photo of a juvenile Red Phalarope 18 September 2007 Saylorville Reservoir, Polk County  
Juvenile Pomarine Jaeger Photo of a juvenile Pomarine Jaeger 30 September 1988 Saylorville Reservoir, Polk County First state record
Juvenile Pomarine Jaeger Photo of a juvenile Pomarine Jaeger 11 November 1996 Saylorville Reservoir, Polk County  
Second year Laughing Gull Photo of a second year Laughing Gull 25 July 2006 Below Red Rock Reservoir dam, Marion County Casual visitor
Adult Laughing Gull Photo of an adult Laughing Gull 6 September 2010 Red Rock Reservoir, Marion County  
Adult Black-tailed Gull Photo of an adult Black-tailed Gull 18 November 2007 Saylorville Reservoir, Polk County First state record
Juvenile Mew Gull Photo of juvenile Mew Gull 18 November 2007 Red Rock Reservoir, Marion County  
Juvenile Iceland Gull Photo of juvenile Iceland Gull 3 February 2007 Below Lock and Dam 19, Keokuk, Lee County Rare winter visitor
Juvenile Ivory Gull Photo of juvenile Ivory Gull 28 December 1990 Red Rock Reservoir, Marion County Second state record
Adult Royal Tern Photo of adult Royal Tern 20 August 2005 Rathbun Reservoir, Appanoose County First state record
Adult Arctic Tern Photo of an adult Arctic Tern 18 August 1999 Saylorville Reservoir, Polk County First state record
A Northern Hawk Owl Photo of a Northern Hawk Owl 26 February 2005 Worth County Second state record
An adult male Fork-tailed Flycatcher Photo of an adult male Fork-tailed Flycatcher 26 April 2009 Near Dysart, Tama County Second state record
A male Smith's Longspur Phot of a male Smith's Longspur 11 April 2007 Near Jewell, Hamilton County  
A migrant Prairie Warbler Photo of 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 Photo of a male Bullock's Oriole 8 September 2008 South of Nevada, Story County  
A pair of White-winged Crossbills Photo of a pair of White-winged Crossbills 15 February 2009 Hampton, Franklin County  
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