birding in Iowa

By this point, finding new bird species for me to see this side of the Rockies is quite difficult. But I had some great birding excursions on our recent trip to Iowa and, among the 149 species I spotted, I found four that were new for me:

  • Sedge Wren
  • Lark Sparrow
  • White-faced Ibis
  • Dickcissel

Oddly enough, my first Dickcissel came at a tiny roadside park — it basically consisted of two outhouses and a trash can — while I was on my way decidedly elsewhere.


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