Birds Mentioned in Recent RBA's, ABA Difficulty 2 or more


BE CAREFUL: Mentioned does NOT necessarily mean reported or seen. E. g. "14 species of Wood Warbler were seen" is a mention of Wood Warbler, a bird on the ABA list.
Good/tough birds for your area may not be of ABA difficulty greater than 1. Check the code 1 page.

Birds are ordered by 1)Difficulty (in parentheses, most difficult first) and
2) ABA/AOU taxonomic order. RBA's for each bird are ordered by time of receipt, most recent first.


Buff-collared Nightjar (4) Caprimulgus ridgwayi
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 18 July 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 11 July 2014

Plain-capped Starthroat (4) Heliomaster constantii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 18 July 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 11 July 2014

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 18 July 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 11 July 2014

Rufous-capped Warbler (4) Basileuterus rufifrons
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 11 July 2014

Brown Booby (3) Sula leucogaster
  N. Calif. BirdBox 15 July 14

Eurasian Wigeon (3) Anas penelope
  Maine RBA - July 18, 2014

Ruff (3) Philomachus pugnax
  DC Area, 7/22/2014

Little Gull (3) Larus minutus
  Maine RBA - July 18, 2014

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3) Larus fuscus
  RBA; Rhode Island, July 20, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 18 July 2014
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, July 19, 2014
  RBA: New Jersey, July 17, 2014
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, July 12, 2014

White-eared Hummingbird (3) Hylocharis leucotis
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 18 July 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 11 July 2014

Yellow-green Vireo (3) Vireo flavoviridis
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 18 July 2014

Rufous-backed Robin (3) Turdus rufopalliatus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 11 July 2014

Manx Shearwater (2) Puffinus puffinus
  RBA; Rhode Island, July 20, 2014
  Los Angeles RBA- 10 July 2014

Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (2) Oceanodroma castro
  DC Area, 7/22/2014

Gray Hawk (2) Buteo nitidus
  NM RBA 7/21/2014
  NM RBA 7/14/2014
  NM RBA 7/10/2014

Spruce Grouse (2) Falcipennis canadensis
  RBA, New Hampshire, July 15, 2014
  RBA, New Hampshire, July 8, 2014

Piping Plover (2) Charadrius melodus
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 18th, 2014
  RBA: Eastern MA 07/18/14
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 13 July 2014 (plain text)
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, July 12, 2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 11th, 2014
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 6 July 2014 (two weeks) (plain text)

Roseate Tern (2) Sterna dougallii
  RBA; Rhode Island, July 20, 2014
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, July 19, 2014
  RBA: Eastern MA 07/18/14
  RBA, New Hampshire, July 15, 2014
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, July 12, 2014
  RBA: NJ, July 9, 2014
  RBA: New Jersey, July 9, 2014
  RBA, New Hampshire, July 8, 2014

Sooty Tern (2) Sterna fuscata
  RBA: NJ, July 9, 2014
  RBA: New Jersey, July 9, 2014

Short-eared Owl (2) Asio flammeus
  NM RBA 7/14/2014
  NM RBA 7/10/2014

Black Swift (2) Cypseloides niger
  Los Angeles RBA- 17 July 2014

Broad-billed Hummingbird (2) Cynanthus latirostris
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 18 July 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 11 July 2014

Magnificent Hummingbird (2) Eugenes fulgens
  NM RBA 7/14/2014
  NM RBA 7/10/2014

Lucifer Hummingbird (2) Calothorax lucifer
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 18 July 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 11 July 2014

Black-backed Woodpecker (2) Picoides arcticus
  RBA, New Hampshire, July 15, 2014
  RBA, New Hampshire, July 8, 2014

Dusky-capped Flycatcher (2) Myiarchus tuberculifer
  NM RBA 7/21/2014
  NM RBA 7/14/2014
  NM RBA 7/10/2014

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 18 July 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 11 July 2014

White-winged Crossbill (2) Loxia leucoptera
  RBA, New Hampshire, July 15, 2014