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.


Barnacle Goose (5) Branta leucopsis
  RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 22, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 16 January 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 15, 2015
  Re: Western MA RBA, 1/12/15
  NYC Area RBA: 9 January 2015

Pink-footed Goose (4) Anser brachyrhynchus
  RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 22, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 16 January 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 15, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 9 January 2015

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 16 January 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 9 January 2015

Redwing (4) Turdus iliacus
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 9th, 2015

Rufous-capped Warbler (4) Basileuterus rufifrons
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 16 January 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 9 January 2015

Brown Booby (3) Sula leucogaster
  N. Calif. BirdBox 17 January 15

Eurasian Wigeon (3) Anas penelope
  RBA, New Hampshire, January 26, 2015
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, January 23, 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 22, 2015
  DC Area, 1/20/2015
  NYC Area RBA: 16 January 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 15, 2015
  RBA: Rhode Island, January 15, 2015
  DC Area, 1/13/2015
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, January 10, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 9 January 2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 9th, 2015

Ruff (3) Philomachus pugnax
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 15 January 2015
  Southeastern CA RBA: January 15, 2015
  [inlandcountybirds] Southeastern CA RBA: January 15, 2015
  Iowa RBA: 1-9-15

Little Gull (3) Larus minutus
  DC Area, 1/13/2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 9th, 2015
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 08 Jan 2015

Black-headed Gull (3) Larus ridibundus
  RBA, New Hampshire, January 26, 2015
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, January 23, 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 22, 2015
  DC Area, 1/20/2015
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, January 17, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 16 January 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 15, 2015
  RBA: Rhode Island, January 15, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 9 January 2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 9th, 2015

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3) Larus fuscus
  RBA, New Hampshire, January 26, 2015
  Re: Western MA RBA, 1/23/15
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 19 January 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 22, 2015
  Iowa RBA: 1-22-15
  Central PA Birdline for 1.22.2015
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 12 January 2015 (two weeks)
  NYC Area RBA: 16 January 2015
  Iowa RBA: 1-16-15
  RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 15, 2015
  RBA: Rhode Island, January 15, 2015
  Southeastern CA RBA: January 15, 2015
  [inlandcountybirds] Southeastern CA RBA: January 15, 2015
  Re: Western MA RBA, 1/12/15
  NYC Area RBA: 9 January 2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 9th, 2015
  Iowa RBA: 1-9-15

Rufous-backed Robin (3) Turdus rufopalliatus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 16 January 2015

Five-striped Sparrow (3) Aimophila quinquestriata
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 9 January 2015

Rustic Bunting (3) Emberiza rustica
  N. Calif. BirdBox 17 January 15

Least Grebe (2) Tachybaptus dominicus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 9 January 2015

Black-vented Shearwater (2) Puffinus opisthomelas
  N. Calif. BirdBox 17 January 15

Gyrfalcon (2) Falco rusticolus
  RBA, New Hampshire, January 26, 2015
  January 19 Calgary Bird Alert
  January 12 Calgary Bird Alert
  RBA, New Hampshire, January 12, 2015

Spruce Grouse (2) Falcipennis canadensis
  MN/Duluth RBA 22 January 2015

White-tailed Ptarmigan (2) Lagopus leucurus
  January 19 Calgary Bird Alert

Sharp-tailed Grouse (2) Tympanuchus phasianellus
  MN RBA 22 January 2015
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 22 January 2015
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 15 January 2015
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 8 January 2015

Mountain Plover (2) Charadrius montanus
  Southeastern CA RBA: Jan 22, 2015
  Southeastern CA RBA: January 15, 2015
  [inlandcountybirds] Southeastern CA RBA: January 15, 2015

Thayer's Gull (2) Larus thayeri
  MN/Duluth RBA 22 January 2015
  Southeastern CA RBA: Jan 22, 2015
  Southeastern CA RBA: January 15, 2015
  [inlandcountybirds] Southeastern CA RBA: January 15, 2015
  MN/Duluth RBA 13 January 2015

Iceland Gull (2) Larus glaucoides
  RBA, New Hampshire, January 26, 2015
  Re: Western MA RBA, 1/23/15
  Eastern PA Birdline: 1/23/2015
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 19 January 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 22, 2015
  MN/Duluth RBA 22 January 2015
  Central PA Birdline for 1.22.2015
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 12 January 2015 (two weeks)
  RBA, New Hampshire, January 19, 2015
  Eastern PA Birdline: 1/17/2015
  NYC Area RBA: 16 January 2015
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/16/15
  Iowa RBA: 1-16-15
  RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 15, 2015
  RBA: Rhode Island, January 15, 2015
  DC Area, 1/13/2015
  RBA, New Hampshire, January 12, 2015

Dovekie (2) Alle alle
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, January 23, 2015
  DC Area, 1/20/2015
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, January 17, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 16 January 2015
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/16/15
  RBA: Rhode Island, January 15, 2015
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, January 10, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 9 January 2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 9th, 2015

Snowy Owl (2) Nyctea scandiaca
  RBA, New Hampshire, January 26, 2015
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, January 23, 2015
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 19 January 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 22, 2015
  MN RBA 22 January 2015
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 22 January 2015
  Iowa RBA: 1-22-15
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 12 January 2015 (two weeks)
  DC Area, 1/20/2015
  RBA, New Hampshire, January 19, 2015
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, January 17, 2015
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/16/15
  Iowa RBA: 1-16-15
  RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 15, 2015
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 15 January 2015
  DC Area, 1/13/2015
  January 12 Calgary Bird Alert
  RBA, New Hampshire, January 12, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 9 January 2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 9th, 2015
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/09/15
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 8 January 2015
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 08 Jan 2015

Northern Hawk Owl (2) Surnia ulula
  Re: [Albertabird] January 26 Calgary Bird Alert
  MN RBA 22 January 2015
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 22 January 2015
  January 19 Calgary Bird Alert
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 15 January 2015
  January 12 Calgary Bird Alert
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 8 January 2015

Great Gray Owl (2) Strix nebulosa
  MN/Duluth RBA 22 January 2015
  MN/Duluth RBA 13 January 2015
  January 12 Calgary Bird Alert

Long-eared Owl (2) Asio otus
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 12 January 2015 (two weeks)
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 9th, 2015

Short-eared Owl (2) Asio flammeus
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, January 23, 2015
  Eastern PA Birdline: 1/23/2015
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 19 January 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 22, 2015
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 12 January 2015 (two weeks)
  DC Area, 1/20/2015
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, January 17, 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 15, 2015
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 15 Jan 2015
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 15 Jan 2015
  [Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 15 Jan 2015
  [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 15 Jan 2015
  DC Area, 1/13/2015
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, January 10, 2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 9th, 2015

Northern Saw-whet Owl (2) Aegolius acadicus
  January 12 Calgary Bird Alert
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, January 10, 2015
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/09/15

Black-backed Woodpecker (2) Picoides arcticus
  Re: [Albertabird] January 26 Calgary Bird Alert
  MN/Duluth RBA 22 January 2015
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/16/15
  MN/Duluth RBA 13 January 2015
  January 12 Calgary Bird Alert
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/09/15

Tropical Kingbird (2) Tyrannus melancholicus
  Southeastern CA RBA: January 15, 2015
  [inlandcountybirds] Southeastern CA RBA: January 15, 2015

Couch's Kingbird (2) Tyrannus couchii
  NYC Area RBA: 16 January 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 9 January 2015

Gray Vireo (2) Vireo vicinior
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 16 January 2015

Sprague's Pipit (2) Anthus spragueii
  Southeastern CA RBA: Jan 22, 2015
  Southeastern CA RBA: January 15, 2015
  [inlandcountybirds] Southeastern CA RBA: January 15, 2015

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 16 January 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 9 January 2015

McCown's Longspur (2) Calcarius mccownii
  Southeastern CA RBA: Jan 22, 2015
  Southeastern CA RBA: January 15, 2015
  [inlandcountybirds] Southeastern CA RBA: January 15, 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 9 January 2015

White-winged Crossbill (2) Loxia leucoptera
  MN/Duluth RBA 22 January 2015
  Re: Western MA RBA, 1/12/15

Hoary Redpoll (2) Carduelis hornemanni
  Re: [Albertabird] January 26 Calgary Bird Alert
  MN/Duluth RBA 22 January 2015
  MN/Duluth RBA 13 January 2015
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 8 January 2015