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Old Wednesday 1st April 2009, 05:34   #1
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Iowa 2010

I visited Iowa once in 1976, and now have another errand there. My Mother wants her boys to see the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, and the place her Grandfather settled more than 150 years ago.

The timing is open, but Mom sees it as a special thing for her 90th birthday in September 2010.

But wouldn't that be a good time to see some birds?

Below is a list of life birds I could get on the Iowa list. Does anyone have ideas as to what I might find? Would another time than September be better? I could push for May.

Cheers,
Jeff

HIT LIST FOR IOWA

Data of: Jeff Harding Date: 3-30-09
List Type: Species of Territory not on Inclusive Life List
Life List Inspected: Inclusive

Spring/Summer/Fall Possibilities
Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis
Greater Prairie-Chicken Tympanuchus cupido
Black Rail Laterallus jamaicensis
American Woodcock Scolopax minor
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris
Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum
Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus
Sprague's Pipit Anthus spragueii
Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum
Connecticut Warbler Oporornis agilis
Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow Ammodramus nelsoni
Le Conte's Sparrow Ammodramus leconteii
Henslow's Sparrow Ammodramus henslowii
Smith's Longspur Calcarius pictus
Dickcissel Spiza americana
Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus

Winter or Extinct or vagrant
Bean Goose Anser fabalis
American Black Duck Anas rubripes
King Eider Somateria spectabilis
Sharp-tailed Grouse (unsure) Tympanuchus phasianellus
Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis
Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides
Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea
Thick-billed Murre Uria lomvia
Long-billed Murrelet Brachyramphus perdix
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
Gray-cheeked Thrush (unsure) Catharus minimus
Boreal Chickadee Poecile hudsonica
Black-crested Titmouse (unsure) Baeolophus atricristatus
Hoary Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni

32 SPECIES 0 ENDEMIC
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