Status of Species in Iowa

Status KeyThe Iowa Records Committee annually reviews the status of species occurrence in the state by looking at the empirical evidence for the past ten years of information published in Iowa Bird Life and categorizes them as regular (recorded in 7-10 of the last 10 years), casual (recorded in 3-8 of the last 10 years), or accidental (recorded in 0-3 of the last 10 years). In a few instances the committee may take significant recent data or accepted knowledge to classify differently than what a simple count may indicate, especially since a year of published information runs nearly a full calendar year behind. This table reviews the published occurrence data.

The most recent fully published year is 2021.
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SpeciesYears RecordedCurrent StatusAccepted Records
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck7R34
Fulvous Whistling-Duck1A2
Snow Goose10R0
Ross's Goose10R0
Greater White-fronted Goose10R0
Taiga Bean-Goose0A1
Brant2A8
Cackling Goose10R0
Canada Goose10R0
Mute Swan10R0
Trumpeter Swan10R0
Tundra Swan10R0
Wood Duck10R0
Garganey0A3
Blue-winged Teal10R0
Cinnamon Teal10R0
Northern Shoveler10R0
Gadwall10R0
Eurasian Wigeon2A5
American Wigeon10R0
Mallard10R0
American Black Duck10R0
Mottled Duck6C11
Northern Pintail10R0
Green-winged Teal10R0
Canvasback10R0
Redhead10R0
Ring-necked Duck10R0
Greater Scaup10R0
Lesser Scaup10R0
King Eider0A1
Common Eider0A2
Harlequin Duck6C9
Surf Scoter10R0
White-winged Scoter10R0
Black Scoter10R0
Long-tailed Duck10R0
Bufflehead10R0
Common Goldeneye10R0
Barrow's Goldeneye2A9
Hooded Merganser10R0
Common Merganser10R0
Red-breasted Merganser10R0
Ruddy Duck10R0
Northern Bobwhite10R0
Wild Turkey10R0
Ruffed Grouse7R0
Sharp-tailed Grouse0X0
Greater Prairie-Chicken3A1
Gray Partridge10R0
Ring-necked Pheasant10R0
Pied-billed Grebe10R0
Horned Grebe10R0
Red-necked Grebe10R1
Eared Grebe10R0
Western Grebe10R1
Clark's Grebe0A5
Rock Pigeon10R0
Eurasian Collared-Dove10R7
Inca Dove1A1
Common Ground Dove0A1
White-winged Dove10R22
Mourning Dove10R0
Groove-billed Ani0A3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo10R0
Black-billed Cuckoo10R0
Common Nighthawk10R0
Chuck-will's-widow10R0
Eastern Whip-poor-will10R0
Chimney Swift10R0
Mexican Violetear0A2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird10R0
Anna's Hummingbird1A2
Rufous Hummingbird7C14
Broad-billed Hummingbird1A2
King Rail6C17
Virginia Rail10R1
Sora10R0
Common Gallinule10R0
American Coot10R0
Purple Gallinule0A6
Yellow Rail7R3
Black Rail1A15
Limpkin0A5
Sandhill Crane10R0
Whooping Crane2A4
Black-necked Stilt10R4
American Avocet10R0
Black-bellied Plover10R0
American Golden-Plover10R0
Killdeer10R0
Semipalmated Plover10R0
Piping Plover10R0
Snowy Plover2A12
Upland Sandpiper10R0
Whimbrel8R17
Long-billed Curlew0A7
Bar-tailed Godwit1A1
Hudsonian Godwit10R1
Marbled Godwit10R0
Ruddy Turnstone10R1
Red Knot5C17
Ruff5C16
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper1A5
Stilt Sandpiper10R0
Curlew Sandpiper1A5
Sanderling10R0
Dunlin10R1
Baird's Sandpiper10R0
Least Sandpiper10R1
White-rumped Sandpiper10R0
Buff-breasted Sandpiper10R0
Pectoral Sandpiper10R0
Semipalmated Sandpiper10R0
Western Sandpiper10R0
Short-billed Dowitcher10R0
Long-billed Dowitcher10R0
American Woodcock10R0
Wilson's Snipe10R0
Spotted Sandpiper10R0
Solitary Sandpiper10R0
Lesser Yellowlegs10R0
Willet10R0
Greater Yellowlegs10R0
Wilson's Phalarope10R0
Red-necked Phalarope10R0
Red Phalarope4C15
Pomarine Jaeger2A6
Parasitic Jaeger5C12
Long-tailed Jaeger2A6
Thick-billed Murre0A2
Long-billed Murrelet0A1
Ancient Murrelet0A1
Black-legged Kittiwake7R20
Ivory Gull0A2
Sabine's Gull10R0
Bonaparte's Gull10R0
Black-headed Gull2A8
Little Gull6C20
Ross's Gull1A4
Laughing Gull9R17
Franklin's Gull10R0
Black-tailed Gull0A1
Heermann's Gull1A1
Short-billed Gull2A8
Ring-billed Gull10R0
California Gull9R38
Herring Gull10R0
Iceland Gull10R28
Lesser Black-backed Gull10R0
Slaty-backed Gull1A2
Glaucous-winged Gull1A1
Glaucous Gull10R2
Great Black-backed Gull10R37
Least Tern10R0
Caspian Tern10R0
Black Tern10R0
Common Tern10R0
Arctic Tern2A5
Forster's Tern10R0
Royal Tern0A1
Red-throated Loon10R6
Pacific Loon10R1
Common Loon10R0
Yellow-billed Loon3A8
Wood Stork1A2
Magnificent Frigatebird0A2
Brown Booby1A1
Anhinga0A4
Double-crested Cormorant10R0
Neotropic Cormorant9R21
American White Pelican10R0
Brown Pelican2A8
American Bittern10R0
Least Bittern10R0
Great Blue Heron10R0
Great Egret10R0
Snowy Egret10R1
Little Blue Heron6C12
Tricolored Heron0A7
Reddish Egret0A1
Cattle Egret10R0
Green Heron10R0
Black-crowned Night-Heron10R2
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron10R0
White Ibis1A3
Glossy Ibis9R39
White-faced Ibis10R1
Roseate Spoonbill4C6
Black Vulture3C11
Turkey Vulture10R0
Osprey10R0
White-tailed Kite2A3
Swallow-tailed Kite6C10
Golden Eagle10R0
Northern Harrier10R0
Sharp-shinned Hawk10R0
Cooper's Hawk10R0
Northern Goshawk10R0
Bald Eagle10R0
Mississippi Kite10R0
Red-shouldered Hawk10R0
Broad-winged Hawk10R0
Swainson's Hawk10R0
Red-tailed Hawk10R0
Rough-legged Hawk10R0
Ferruginous Hawk6C23
Barn Owl10R0
Eastern Screech-Owl10R0
Great Horned Owl10R0
Snowy Owl10R0
Northern Hawk Owl0A2
Burrowing Owl6C15
Barred Owl10R0
Great Gray Owl0A4
Long-eared Owl9R0
Short-eared Owl9R0
Boreal Owl0A2
Northern Saw-whet Owl10R0
Belted Kingfisher10R0
Lewis's Woodpecker1A5
Red-headed Woodpecker10R0
Acorn Woodpecker0A1
Red-bellied Woodpecker10R0
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker10R0
Red-breasted Sapsucker0A1
Black-backed Woodpecker0A3
Downy Woodpecker10R0
Hairy Woodpecker10R0
Northern Flicker10R0
Pileated Woodpecker10R0
Crested Caracara0A1
American Kestrel10R0
Merlin10R0
Gyrfalcon6C14
Peregrine Falcon10R0
Prairie Falcon10R1
Great Crested Flycatcher10R0
Western Kingbird10R0
Eastern Kingbird10R0
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher7R4
Fork-tailed Flycatcher0A2
Olive-sided Flycatcher10R0
Western Wood-Pewee0A1
Eastern Wood-Pewee10R0
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher10R0
Acadian Flycatcher10R0
Alder Flycatcher10R0
Willow Flycatcher10R0
Least Flycatcher10R0
"Western" Flycatcher0A1
Eastern Phoebe10R0
Say's Phoebe5C14
Vermilion Flycatcher1A2
White-eyed Vireo10R1
Bell's Vireo10R0
Yellow-throated Vireo10R0
Blue-headed Vireo10R1
Philadelphia Vireo10R0
Warbling Vireo10R0
Red-eyed Vireo10R0
Loggerhead Shrike10R0
Northern Shrike10R0
Canada Jay0A3
Pinyon Jay0A2
Blue Jay10R0
Clark's Nutcracker1A2
Black-billed Magpie5C2
American Crow10R0
Fish Crow7R18
Common Raven3A4
Black-capped Chickadee10R0
Boreal Chickadee0A2
Tufted Titmouse10R0
Horned Lark10R0
Bank Swallow10R0
Tree Swallow10R0
Violet-green Swallow0A1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow10R0
Purple Martin10R0
Barn Swallow10R0
Cliff Swallow10R0
Cave Swallow0A1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet10R0
Golden-crowned Kinglet10R0
Bohemian Waxwing8R11
Cedar Waxwing10R0
Red-breasted Nuthatch10R0
White-breasted Nuthatch10R0
Pygmy Nuthatch0A2
Brown Creeper10R0
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher10R0
Rock Wren3C5
Bewick's Wren8R6
Carolina Wren10R0
House Wren10R1
Pacific Wren0A1
Winter Wren10R0
Sedge Wren10R0
Marsh Wren10R0
Gray Catbird10R0
Curve-billed Thrasher1A1
Brown Thrasher10R0
Sage Thrasher1A1
Northern Mockingbird10R0
European Starling10R0
Eastern Bluebird10R0
Mountain Bluebird5C12
Townsend's Solitaire10R4
Veery10R1
Gray-cheeked Thrush10R0
Swainson's Thrush10R1
Hermit Thrush10R0
Wood Thrush10R0
American Robin10R0
Varied Thrush7C7
House Sparrow10R0
Eurasian Tree Sparrow10R2
American Pipit10R1
Sprague's Pipit4C11
Brambling1A2
Evening Grosbeak4C16
Pine Grosbeak3A3
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch0A2
House Finch10R0
Purple Finch10R0
Common Redpoll10R0
Hoary Redpoll4C18
Red Crossbill9R1
White-winged Crossbill9R5
Pine Siskin10R0
Lesser Goldfinch2A4
American Goldfinch10R0
Lapland Longspur10R0
Chestnut-collared Longspur0A2
Smith's Longspur10R1
Snow Bunting10R0
Grasshopper Sparrow10R0
Black-throated Sparrow0A1
Lark Sparrow10R0
Lark Bunting3A7
Chipping Sparrow10R0
Clay-colored Sparrow10R0
Field Sparrow10R0
Fox Sparrow10R0
American Tree Sparrow10R0
Dark-eyed Junco10R0
White-crowned Sparrow10R0
Golden-crowned Sparrow0A3
Harris's Sparrow10R0
White-throated Sparrow10R0
Vesper Sparrow10R0
LeConte's Sparrow10R1
Nelson's Sparrow10R0
Baird's Sparrow0A1
Henslow's Sparrow10R0
Savannah Sparrow10R0
Song Sparrow10R0
Lincoln's Sparrow10R0
Swamp Sparrow10R0
Green-tailed Towhee1A3
Spotted Towhee10R0
Eastern Towhee10R0
Yellow-breasted Chat10R0
Yellow-headed Blackbird10R0
Bobolink10R0
Eastern Meadowlark10R0
Western Meadowlark10R0
Orchard Oriole10R0
Hooded Oriole1A2
Bullock's Oriole4C6
Baltimore Oriole10R1
Scott's Oriole0A1
Red-winged Blackbird10R0
Brown-headed Cowbird10R0
Rusty Blackbird10R0
Brewer's Blackbird10R1
Common Grackle10R0
Great-tailed Grackle10R0
Ovenbird10R0
Worm-eating Warbler10R1
Louisiana Waterthrush10R0
Northern Waterthrush10R0
Golden-winged Warbler10R0
Blue-winged Warbler10R1
Black-and-white Warbler10R0
Prothonotary Warbler10R1
Swainson's Warbler1A1
Tennessee Warbler10R0
Orange-crowned Warbler10R1
Nashville Warbler10R0
Connecticut Warbler10R0
MacGillivray's Warbler0A1
Mourning Warbler10R0
Kentucky Warbler10R0
Common Yellowthroat10R0
Hooded Warbler10R0
American Redstart10R0
Cape May Warbler10R0
Cerulean Warbler10R1
Northern Parula10R0
Magnolia Warbler10R0
Bay-breasted Warbler10R0
Blackburnian Warbler10R0
Yellow Warbler10R0
Chestnut-sided Warbler10R0
Blackpoll Warbler10R0
Black-throated Blue Warbler10R0
Palm Warbler10R0
Pine Warbler10R3
Yellow-rumped Warbler10R1
Yellow-throated Warbler10R0
Prairie Warbler7C26
Black-throated Gray Warbler0A2
Townsend's Warbler1A1
Black-throated Green Warbler10R0
Canada Warbler10R0
Wilson's Warbler10R0
Summer Tanager10R1
Scarlet Tanager10R0
Western Tanager8R32
Northern Cardinal10R0
Rose-breasted Grosbeak10R1
Black-headed Grosbeak3C17
Blue Grosbeak10R0
Lazuli Bunting6R40
Indigo Bunting10R0
Painted Bunting6C17
Dickcissel10R1