Yesterday I made a quick dash to the southeast corner of Iowa targeting 2 state birds. Surprisingly, I managed to snag both fairly quickly.
First was a singing PINE WARBLER at the Donnellson Unit of the Shimek State Forest:
The other target were the BEWICK'S WRENS near Argyle. Here is a photo that shows both wrens at once:
Here is a map with pins where I had both target birds:
View BEWR and PIWA in a larger map
There was a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER singing from the parking lot at the Croton Unit at the Shimek State Forest:
Also present at the previous location was WORM-EATING WARBLER, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, and SUMMER TANAGER.
This morning we tallied 17 warbler species at Emma McCarthy Lee Park in Ames:
Here is a MOURNING WARBLER that briefly popped up:
MAGNOLIA WARBLERS were fairly common:
There were multiple CANADA WARBLERS this morning: