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.


Whiskered Tern (5) Chlidonias hybridus
  RBA: Cape May, NJ, Sept. 29, 2014 (correction)
  RBA: New Jersey, Sept. 29, 2014
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, September 21 2014
  RBA: New Jersey, Sept. 18, 2014

Buff-collared Nightjar (4) Caprimulgus ridgwayi
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 19 September 2014

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 26 September 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 19 September 2014

Fan-tailed Warbler (4) Euthlypis lachrymosa
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 19 September 2014

Rufous-capped Warbler (4) Basileuterus rufifrons
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 26 September 2014

Brown Booby (3) Sula leucogaster
  N. Calif. BirdBox 20 September 14

Eurasian Wigeon (3) Anas penelope
  NYC Area RBA: 26 September 2014
  RBA: Eastern MA 09/26/14
  RBA: Rhode Island, September 20, 2014

Ruff (3) Philomachus pugnax
  N. Calif. BirdBox 20 September 14

Little Gull (3) Larus minutus
  RBA: Cape May, NJ, Sept. 29, 2014 (correction)
  RBA: New Jersey, Sept. 29, 2014

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3) Larus fuscus
  RBA, New Hampshire, September 30, 2014
  DC Area, 9/30/2014
  RBA: Rhode Island, September 30, 2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 26th, 2014
  Iowa RBA: 9-26-14
  Southeastern CA RBA: September 25, 2014
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, September 21 2014
  RBA: Rhode Island, September 20, 2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 19th, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 19 September 2014

White-eared Hummingbird (3) Hylocharis leucotis
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 26 September 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 19 September 2014

Least Grebe (2) Tachybaptus dominicus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 19 September 2014

Buller's Shearwater (2) Puffinus bulleri
  N. Calif. BirdBox 20 September 14

Manx Shearwater (2) Puffinus puffinus
  RBA, New Hampshire, September 30, 2014
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, September 21 2014
  N. Calif. BirdBox 20 September 14
  RBA: Eastern MA 09/19/14

Black-vented Shearwater (2) Puffinus opisthomelas
  N. Calif. BirdBox 20 September 14

Ashy Storm-Petrel (2) Oceanodroma homochroa
  N. Calif. BirdBox 20 September 14

Black Storm-Petrel (2) Oceanodroma melania
  N. Calif. BirdBox 20 September 14

Gray Hawk (2) Buteo nitidus
  NM RBA 9/29/2014
  NM RBA 9/22/2014
  NM RBA 9/18/2014

Short-tailed Hawk (2) Buteo brachyurus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 26 September 2014

Zone-tailed Hawk (2) Buteo albonotatus
  DC Area, 9/30/2014

Piping Plover (2) Charadrius melodus
  RBA: Rhode Island, September 30, 2014
  RBA: New Jersey, Sept 25, 2014
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, September 21 2014

South Polar Skua (2) Stercorarius maccormicki
  N. Calif. BirdBox 20 September 14

Northern Saw-whet Owl (2) Aegolius acadicus
  RBA, New Hampshire, September 30, 2014

Black Swift (2) Cypseloides niger
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 19 September 2014

Blue-throated Hummingbird (2) Lampornis clemenciae
  Southeastern CA RBA: September 25, 2014
  NM RBA 9/22/2014

Lucifer Hummingbird (2) Calothorax lucifer
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 26 September 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 19 September 2014

Tropical Kingbird (2) Tyrannus melancholicus
  Los Angeles RBA- 25 September 2014

Golden-winged Warbler (2) Vermivora chrysoptera
  DC Area, 9/30/2014
  RBA: New Jersey, Sept 25, 2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 19th, 2014

Connecticut Warbler (2) Oporornis agilis
  Central PA Birdline for 10.2.2014
  DC Area, 9/30/2014
  RBA: Cape May, NJ, Sept. 29, 2014 (correction)
  RBA: New Jersey, Sept. 29, 2014
  Eastern PA Birdline: 9/28/2014
  NYC Area RBA: 26 September 2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 26th, 2014
  RBA: Eastern MA 09/26/14
  RBA: New Jersey, Sept 25, 2014
  RBA, New Hampshire, September 24, 2014
  Central PA Birdline for 9.25.2014
  Re: Western MA RBA, 9/22/14
  DC Area, 9/23/2014
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, September 21 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 19 September 2014
  RBA: Eastern MA 09/19/14
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 16 September 2014 (two weeks) (plain text)
  RBA: New Jersey, Sept. 18, 2014

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 26 September 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 19 September 2014

Henslow's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus henslowii
  DC Area, 9/23/2014

Yellow-eyed Junco (2) Junco phaeonotus
  NM RBA 9/29/2014
  NM RBA 9/22/2014
  NM RBA 9/18/2014

White-winged Crossbill (2) Loxia leucoptera
  RBA, New Hampshire, September 24, 2014