About the
Records Committee

Who we are and
what we do

The Records Committee evaluates the evidence presented and maintains a central repository of this evidence to determine the official checklist and current status of species in the state.


Preserving the evidence
for the future

Your contributions of observersations of rare birds help compile a centralized body of knowledge that can be preserved for future generations.

Learn About
Iowa's Birds

Status of birds
in Iowa

Explore the various reports, some of which may be searched by species, which look at all of the reported observations reviewed and archived by the committee as well as species reported each calendar year. It is your one-stop shop for learning more about the status of species in Iowa and records of rare birds.


These tools should help define when a record should be submitted to the records committee.

Recent eBird Reports


Some Rare Iowa Birds