IBA Species Data for Stephens Forest BCA

These two tables show the data collected on criteria species and species concentrations as defined by the IBA technical committee. The data comes from the original IBA data collection process, Iowa Seasonal Field Reports, and the recent Breeding Bird Atlas project (2008-2012).

Criteria Species

SpeciesDateNumberBreeding StatusComments
Black-billed Cuckoo5/15/20221  CHECKLIST
Black-billed Cuckoo5/15/20221  CHECKLIST
Black-billed Cuckoo5/28/2009 PO-X
Black-billed Cuckoo5/11/20041PO-X
Black-billed Cuckoo5/8/20041OB-O
Black-billed Cuckoo7/9/20021 
Black-billed Cuckoo9/19/20011 
Chuck-will's-widow6/26/20222  CHECKLIST
Chuck-will's-widow6/26/20222  CHECKLIST
Chuck-will's-widow5/31/20222  CHECKLIST
Chuck-will's-widow5/15/20224  CHECKLIST
Chuck-will's-widow5/15/20224  CHECKLIST
Chuck-will's-widow7/17/20171  Typical location for this species. Heard vocalizing at close range and was obviously different than vocalizing Eastern Whip[Poor-Wills. CHECKLIST
Chuck-will's-widow6/30/20172  2 singing males one close and one in the distance
Chuck-will's-widow5/24/20171  Continuing bird. Heard only CHECKLIST
Chuck-will's-widow5/21/20162  Bruce Ehresman heard several more at multiple locations
Chuck-will's-widow5/21/20163  Heard by a number of observers
Chuck-will's-widow5/20/20161  Heard above the din of several calling Whip-poor-wills along 467th St. This area held Chucks for a number of years but no reports for some time. Subsequently heard by other birders.
Chuck-will's-widow5/20/20161  With Bill Scheible. Heard on 467th St, briefly. It was calling at the same time as Eastern Whip-poor-wills.
Chuck-will's-widow7/6/2012 PR-T
Chuck-will's-widow6/17/20121  Heard somewhat further south than other recently reported CWWIs, but still in the Lucas Unit. I talking about maybe 120 yards further south, not 1/2 mile or a mile.
Chuck-will's-widow6/4/20123  Singing from locations reported by Keith Dyche.
Chuck-will's-widow5/22/20122  Also 1 in Whitebreast unit at traditional; location
Chuck-will's-widow6/27/20101  Heard the Chuck very close to the road through the state forest.
Chuck-will's-widow6/16/20101  One individual seen and heard at onset of darkness.
Chuck-will's-widow6/14/20091  Heard this bird calling after sunset.
Chuck-will's-widow6/10/20091  Heard only
Chuck-will's-widow5/27/2009 PR-T
Chuck-will's-widow6/30/20081  calling male
Chuck-will's-widow6/23/20071  one calling at 8:45 pm and then seen along the road at the location previously reported.
Chuck-will's-widow6/15/20072PR-T DOCUMENTED W/AUDIO RECORDING; While there was still enough light to discern the big nightjar's shape (and even some color), I watched one Chuck swoop out from the pines to hunt three different times.
Chuck-will's-widow6/8/20073  2 in unit, 1 a half-mile east of it
Chuck-will's-widow6/8/20073  Distinctive whip-widow-WIDOW call heard very near the road. 2 were calling back and forth, and another single bird was heard a mile east between the Whitebreast and Lucas Units.
Chuck-will's-widow6/21/20061  also on 22, 23 Jun, documented
American Woodcock5/16/2008 PO-H
American Woodcock6/8/20071 
Black-crowned Night-Heron5/31/20222  CHECKLIST
Northern Harrier5/2/20041OB-O
Bald Eagle9/16/20221  CHECKLIST
Red-shouldered Hawk6/5/20231  CHECKLIST
Red-shouldered Hawk5/11/20231  CHECKLIST
Red-shouldered Hawk4/27/20231  CHECKLIST
Red-shouldered Hawk4/23/20231  CHECKLIST
Red-shouldered Hawk4/9/20231  CHECKLIST
Red-shouldered Hawk4/2/20231  CHECKLIST
Red-shouldered Hawk3/25/20231  CHECKLIST
Red-shouldered Hawk6/26/20221  CHECKLIST
Red-shouldered Hawk6/26/20221  CHECKLIST
Red-shouldered Hawk5/15/20221  CHECKLIST
Red-shouldered Hawk5/15/20221  CHECKLIST
Red-shouldered Hawk6/9/20181  CHECKLIST
Red-shouldered Hawk5/28/20181  Thousand Acres Unit
Red-shouldered Hawk5/26/20182 
Red-shouldered Hawk7/17/20171  Bird was viewed from close range. Was definitely a Buteo, with bold red barring on chest. CHECKLIST
Red-shouldered Hawk5/13/20171  Expected. Nests here. CHECKLIST
Red-shouldered Hawk5/6/20173 
Red-shouldered Hawk5/5/20172 
Red-shouldered Hawk1/15/20171  Adult
Red-shouldered Hawk8/18/20121 
Red-shouldered Hawk8/4/2012 PR-A
Red-shouldered Hawk7/3/2012 CO-FL
Red-shouldered Hawk6/29/2012 CO-FL
Red-shouldered Hawk5/6/20122 
Red-shouldered Hawk9/10/20111 
Red-shouldered Hawk5/10/20111 
Red-shouldered Hawk5/5/2011 PO-H
Red-shouldered Hawk4/2/20111  territorial display
Red-shouldered Hawk4/2/20112  active nest
Red-shouldered Hawk2/13/20101 
Red-shouldered Hawk9/12/20091 
Red-shouldered Hawk5/28/2009 PO-X
Red-shouldered Hawk5/28/2009 PR-T
Red-shouldered Hawk5/27/2009 CO-FL
Red-shouldered Hawk5/22/20092PR-P
Red-shouldered Hawk3/17/20092  2-3 including pair on active nest in Lucas Unit; single agitated bird in Lucas U possibly from this pair but outside known territory; territorial bird in Whitebreast Unit
Red-shouldered Hawk6/17/20084  previously reported nesting pair; successfully fledged two young
Red-shouldered Hawk6/13/2008 CO-NY
Red-shouldered Hawk4/26/20081 
Red-shouldered Hawk3/27/2008 CO-ON
Red-shouldered Hawk3/27/20082  nest
Red-shouldered Hawk6/4/20071PR-N agitated adult at probable nest site
Red-shouldered Hawk6/4/20074PR-P at least two pairs; I heard RSHAs vocalizing in all sections of the property, including in places I hadn't detected them in past years; I was almost always within earshot of calling Red-shouldereds
Red-shouldered Hawk5/5/20072PR-P
Red-shouldered Hawk1/20/20071  ad
Red-shouldered Hawk6/16/20061PO-H adult seen
Red-shouldered Hawk1/9/20061 
Red-shouldered Hawk8/7/20051 
Red-shouldered Hawk6/18/20051 
Red-shouldered Hawk6/18/20051  calling repeatedly
Red-shouldered Hawk6/18/20051PR-A
Red-shouldered Hawk6/9/20052  1 calling repeatedly at probable nest location west of Mine Pond
Red-shouldered Hawk6/9/20052PR-P
Red-shouldered Hawk4/4/20021 
Broad-winged Hawk4/30/20231  CHECKLIST
Broad-winged Hawk4/30/20231  CHECKLIST
Broad-winged Hawk4/23/20232  CHECKLIST
Broad-winged Hawk7/9/20221  CHECKLIST
Broad-winged Hawk7/9/20221  CHECKLIST
Broad-winged Hawk7/9/20221  CHECKLIST
Broad-winged Hawk7/9/20221  CHECKLIST
Broad-winged Hawk5/6/20173 
Broad-winged Hawk4/20/20131 
Broad-winged Hawk7/3/2012 PO-H
Broad-winged Hawk7/2/2012 CO-AY
Broad-winged Hawk6/29/2012 CO-AY
Broad-winged Hawk4/9/20122 
Broad-winged Hawk5/10/20111 
Broad-winged Hawk5/28/2009 PR-A
Broad-winged Hawk5/27/2009 PR-T
Broad-winged Hawk5/3/20093  territorial pair in Lucas Unit; single bird in Whitebreast Unit.
Broad-winged Hawk8/6/2008 CO-FL
Broad-winged Hawk8/6/20082  begging fledglings
Broad-winged Hawk7/5/20081  Adult
Broad-winged Hawk6/30/20081 
Broad-winged Hawk6/17/2008 PR-A
Broad-winged Hawk6/17/20081  adult; confirmed breeding by this bird/pair in the first week of August
Broad-winged Hawk6/13/2008 PR-A
Broad-winged Hawk5/5/2008 PR-T
Broad-winged Hawk6/5/20071PR-A I heard and saw this bird loudly chase one of the RSHAs above the woodland. A probable nest site was closeby.
Broad-winged Hawk6/3/20061PO-H one calling from above Mine Pond
Broad-winged Hawk6/18/20051PO-H
Broad-winged Hawk6/18/20052  including 1 carrying food
Broad-winged Hawk6/16/20051  diff. bird than on previous visit
Broad-winged Hawk6/16/20051PO-H
Broad-winged Hawk6/11/20051 
Broad-winged Hawk6/11/20051PO-H
Broad-winged Hawk5/15/20051 
Broad-winged Hawk4/16/20051 
Broad-winged Hawk7/31/20042  White Breast Unit - second brood found at Stephen's
Broad-winged Hawk7/14/20042  Lucas Unit, adults
Broad-winged Hawk7/14/20042PR-A
Broad-winged Hawk5/2/20042PO-H
Broad-winged Hawk5/20/20032 
Broad-winged Hawk5/1/20032 
Broad-winged Hawk4/28/20032 
Broad-winged Hawk4/23/20032 
Broad-winged Hawk9/19/20021 
Broad-winged Hawk8/31/20021 
Broad-winged Hawk7/10/20021 
Broad-winged Hawk5/4/20025 
Broad-winged Hawk4/30/200255 
Broad-winged Hawk4/29/20021 
Broad-winged Hawk4/23/20021 
Broad-winged Hawk4/22/20021 
Broad-winged Hawk4/14/20021 
Broad-winged Hawk4/18/20011 
Broad-winged Hawk4/9/20011 
Pileated Woodpecker6/9/20231  CHECKLIST
Pileated Woodpecker6/5/20231  CHECKLIST
Pileated Woodpecker6/4/20231  CHECKLIST
Pileated Woodpecker4/30/20231  CHECKLIST
Pileated Woodpecker4/30/20231  CHECKLIST
Pileated Woodpecker4/27/20231  CHECKLIST
Pileated Woodpecker4/9/20231  CHECKLIST
Pileated Woodpecker3/25/20232  CHECKLIST
Pileated Woodpecker12/10/20221  CHECKLIST
Pileated Woodpecker12/10/20221  CHECKLIST
Pileated Woodpecker7/1/20221  CHECKLIST
Pileated Woodpecker6/26/20222  CHECKLIST
Pileated Woodpecker6/26/20222  CHECKLIST
Pileated Woodpecker5/31/20221  CHECKLIST
Pileated Woodpecker5/15/20221  CHECKLIST
Pileated Woodpecker5/15/20221  CHECKLIST
Pileated Woodpecker4/8/20221  CHECKLIST
Pileated Woodpecker4/8/20221  CHECKLIST
Pileated Woodpecker6/1/20181  CHECKLIST
Pileated Woodpecker6/18/20171  CHECKLIST
Pileated Woodpecker5/6/20171 
Pileated Woodpecker7/9/20162  CHECKLIST
Pileated Woodpecker5/20/20161 
Pileated Woodpecker8/9/2012 CO-FL
Pileated Woodpecker8/4/2012 CO-FL
Pileated Woodpecker7/3/2012 CO-FL
Pileated Woodpecker6/29/2012 CO-AY
Pileated Woodpecker6/29/2012 PR-T
Pileated Woodpecker5/8/2012 PR-A
Pileated Woodpecker1/7/20123 
Pileated Woodpecker5/10/20111 
Pileated Woodpecker4/28/2011 PO-H
Pileated Woodpecker7/11/2010 PO-H
Pileated Woodpecker9/12/20091 
Pileated Woodpecker5/28/2009 PO-H
Pileated Woodpecker5/27/2009 PR-T
Pileated Woodpecker8/13/2008 PO-H
Pileated Woodpecker4/7/2008 PR-P
Pileated Woodpecker10/26/20071 
Pileated Woodpecker6/4/20071PO-H
Pileated Woodpecker6/4/20072PR-P pair at a probable nest site; a pair was seen with a fledgling in this exact spot in 2006
Pileated Woodpecker5/27/20072 
Pileated Woodpecker6/16/20063CO-FL 3 adults, including a vocal pair looking after at least one fledgling seen perched on a large branch
Pileated Woodpecker6/16/20063CO-FL 3 adults; this included an alarmed pair looking after a fledgling seen perched on a large branch
Pileated Woodpecker1/8/20061 
Pileated Woodpecker6/18/20052  pair - likely nesting; different birds than found on previous trip; thus, a total of 6 Pileated Woodpeckers found at the Whitebreast Unit 6/16 - 6/18
Pileated Woodpecker6/18/20052  pair - likely nesting; different birds than those found by Shane on previous trip; thus, a total of 6 Pileated Woodpeckers found at the Whitebreast Unit 6/16 - 6/18
Pileated Woodpecker6/18/20052PR-P
Pileated Woodpecker6/16/20054  two pairs - both likely nesting
Pileated Woodpecker6/16/20054PR-P
Pileated Woodpecker6/9/20052 
Pileated Woodpecker6/9/20052PO-H
Pileated Woodpecker5/15/20051 
Pileated Woodpecker6/12/20042  two birds drumming across valley from each other
Pileated Woodpecker6/12/20042PR-T
Pileated Woodpecker5/11/20041PO-H
Pileated Woodpecker5/2/20043 
Pileated Woodpecker5/2/20043PO-H
Pileated Woodpecker4/25/20031 
Pileated Woodpecker4/2/20031 
Pileated Woodpecker9/19/20022 
Pileated Woodpecker8/31/20021 
Pileated Woodpecker5/4/20021 
Pileated Woodpecker4/29/20021 
Pileated Woodpecker4/4/20021 
Pileated Woodpecker3/30/20021 
White-eyed Vireo5/16/20231  CHECKLIST
White-eyed Vireo8/18/20121 
White-eyed Vireo7/6/2012 CO-FL
White-eyed Vireo7/6/20123  A pair with a fledgling
White-eyed Vireo7/3/2012 PO-X
White-eyed Vireo9/12/20091  singing
White-eyed Vireo5/28/2009 PO-X
White-eyed Vireo5/28/2009 PR-A
White-eyed Vireo5/3/20091 
White-eyed Vireo5/16/2008 PO-X
White-eyed Vireo6/8/20072  A territorial pair was observed at Mine Pond.
White-eyed Vireo6/8/20072  pair
White-eyed Vireo6/4/20071PR-T singing male (present since mid May)
White-eyed Vireo6/3/20061PO-H one calling in same location as last year at Mine Pond
White-eyed Vireo7/14/20051 
White-eyed Vireo6/11/20051  singing
White-eyed Vireo6/11/20051  singing male
White-eyed Vireo6/11/20051PO-X
White-eyed Vireo5/22/20052  Mine Pond area
White-eyed Vireo5/14/20051  singing on the east side of the mine pond; popped up and allowed a nice look
White-eyed Vireo5/14/20052 
White-eyed Vireo5/4/20051 
White-eyed Vireo9/12/20041  Individual was singing.
White-eyed Vireo7/31/20041  pretty quiet but still present
White-eyed Vireo7/14/20041 
White-eyed Vireo7/14/20041PO-X
White-eyed Vireo5/8/20041 
Bell's Vireo7/19/2011 PO-X
Bell's Vireo5/10/2011 PO-X
Bell's Vireo5/28/2009 PO-X
Loggerhead Shrike6/22/2008 PO-H
Veery6/3/20061PO-H one singing mid-afternoon in known breeding location
Veery6/9/20052  singing males
Veery5/15/20052  Lack of prominent streaking plus brick red back cinched the ID.
Veery5/14/20053  no less than 3 birds were seen
Veery6/12/20041  at least one singing
Wood Thrush7/15/20236  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush7/14/20233  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush6/9/20233  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush6/5/20231  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush6/5/20232  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush6/4/20231  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush6/4/20232  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush6/3/20231  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush6/3/20233  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush5/16/20235  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush5/11/20231  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush4/29/20231  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush7/11/20221  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush7/9/20221  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush7/9/20221  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush7/9/20222  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush7/9/20222  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush7/1/20228  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush6/26/20222  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush6/26/20223  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush6/26/20226  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush6/26/20228  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush6/18/20221  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush5/31/20225  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush5/15/20222  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush5/15/20222  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush5/15/20222  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush5/15/20222  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush5/12/20221  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush5/6/20221  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush6/1/20181  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush7/17/20171  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush7/17/20171  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush6/21/20171  Species of conservation concern, one of very few I've heard in 2017.
Wood Thrush7/9/20162  CHECKLIST
Wood Thrush5/20/20161 
Wood Thrush8/4/2012 CO-FL
Wood Thrush7/6/2012 PR-A
Wood Thrush7/3/2012 CO-FL
Wood Thrush7/2/2012 CO-AY
Wood Thrush6/29/2012 CO-AY
Wood Thrush6/29/2012 PR-A
Wood Thrush7/19/2011 PR-T
Wood Thrush7/10/2010 PR-M
Wood Thrush6/15/20102 
Wood Thrush5/28/2009 PO-X
Wood Thrush5/28/2009 PR-M
Wood Thrush5/27/2009 PO-X
Wood Thrush6/13/2008 PO-X
Wood Thrush5/16/2008 PO-X
Wood Thrush6/4/20074PO-X singing males
Wood Thrush6/4/20076PR-A 5 singing males and 1 additional agitated individual
Wood Thrush5/5/20076 
Wood Thrush6/25/20062PO-X
Wood Thrush6/22/20069PR-M
Wood Thrush6/16/20061PO-X
Wood Thrush6/16/20061PO-X singing male
Wood Thrush6/16/20068PR-M
Wood Thrush6/16/20068PR-M 7 singing males plus one other bird seen
Wood Thrush7/14/20051 
Wood Thrush6/16/20058  incl. 7 singing
Wood Thrush6/16/20058PR-M
Wood Thrush6/9/20053PO-X
Wood Thrush6/9/20053PO-X singing
Wood Thrush7/14/20041PO-X
Wood Thrush5/11/20048PR-M
Wood Thrush5/23/200310 
Wood Thrush5/20/20031 
Wood Thrush5/3/20032 
Wood Thrush5/4/20021 
Grasshopper Sparrow5/10/2011 PR-M
Grasshopper Sparrow5/28/2009 PR-M
Grasshopper Sparrow5/27/2009 PR-M
Henslow's Sparrow7/19/2011 CO-FL
Henslow's Sparrow5/28/2009 PO-X
Henslow's Sparrow4/29/20021 
Yellow-breasted Chat5/16/20231  CHECKLIST
Yellow-breasted Chat5/31/20182 
Yellow-breasted Chat5/25/20182 
Yellow-breasted Chat6/21/20171  A surprise at 9:30 PM, "singing" along with an Eastern Whip-poor-will just East of the State Forest.
Yellow-breasted Chat5/16/2008 PO-X
Bobolink5/10/2011 OB-O
Bobolink5/28/2009 PR-M
Bobolink5/27/2009 PR-M
Worm-eating Warbler5/28/2009 PO-X
Kentucky Warbler6/9/20231  CHECKLIST
Kentucky Warbler6/18/20221  CHECKLIST
Kentucky Warbler5/15/20223  CHECKLIST
Kentucky Warbler5/15/20223  CHECKLIST
Kentucky Warbler6/8/20212  Thousand Acre unit
Kentucky Warbler6/19/20201  CHECKLIST
Kentucky Warbler6/12/20202  Thousand Acre Unit
Kentucky Warbler5/28/20181  Thousand Acres Unit
Kentucky Warbler7/17/20172  CHECKLIST
Kentucky Warbler5/24/20173  CHECKLIST
Kentucky Warbler5/13/20174  CHECKLIST
Kentucky Warbler5/6/20171 
Kentucky Warbler5/2/20141 
Kentucky Warbler7/6/2012 PO-X
Kentucky Warbler7/6/20122 
Kentucky Warbler7/3/2012 PR-A
Kentucky Warbler7/2/2012 PR-A
Kentucky Warbler6/29/2012 PO-X
Kentucky Warbler5/16/20121 
Kentucky Warbler5/10/20111 
Kentucky Warbler5/7/20114 
Kentucky Warbler8/29/20101 
Kentucky Warbler7/11/2010 PO-X
Kentucky Warbler5/28/2009 PR-M
Kentucky Warbler5/27/2009 PR-T
Kentucky Warbler7/15/2008 CO-FL
Kentucky Warbler7/15/20087  2 pairs with broods totaling 7+ birds; a third pair was also present this summer and I found them with young during the 1st week of August
Kentucky Warbler5/16/2008 PO-X
Kentucky Warbler6/4/20076PR-A 5 singing males and 1 female giving agitation calls
Kentucky Warbler6/16/20064PO-X singing males
Kentucky Warbler6/18/20052PO-X
Kentucky Warbler6/18/20052PO-X singing
Kentucky Warbler6/18/20052PR-M singing; different birds than on previous visits; 10 total (2 + 6 + 2) for Whitebreast
Kentucky Warbler6/16/20056CO-AY
Kentucky Warbler6/16/20056CO-AY 5 singing males, 1 female; NESTING: a pair was carrying food to nestlings
Kentucky Warbler6/11/20052PO-X
Kentucky Warbler6/11/20052PO-X singing
Kentucky Warbler6/12/20041PO-X
Kentucky Warbler6/12/20041PO-X singing
Kentucky Warbler5/11/20042PO-X
Kentucky Warbler5/8/20041 
Kentucky Warbler5/2/20042  singing males
Kentucky Warbler7/3/20021 
Kentucky Warbler7/3/20023 
Kentucky Warbler7/3/20024 
Hooded Warbler5/31/20182 
Hooded Warbler5/27/20182  Continuing pair. Courting right along the road. Breeding Code: C Courtship, Display, or Copulation CHECKLIST
Hooded Warbler5/26/20182  Territorial pair
Hooded Warbler5/28/2009 PR-A

Species Concentrations

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