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.


California Condor (6) Gymnogyps californianus
  Los Angeles RBA- 6 March 2015

Blue-footed Booby (4) Sula nebouxii
  N. Calif. BirdBox 02 March 15

Pink-footed Goose (4) Anser brachyrhynchus
  NYC Area RBA: 27 February 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, Feb. 26, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 20 FEBRUARY 2015

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 28 February 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 February 2015

Rufous-capped Warbler (4) Basileuterus rufifrons
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 28 February 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 February 2015

Brown Booby (3) Sula leucogaster
  Los Angeles RBA- 27 February 2015
  Los Angeles RBA- 20 February 2015

Eurasian Wigeon (3) Anas penelope
  Southeastern CA RBA: March 5, 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, March 4, 2105
  DC Area, 3/3/2015
  NYC Area RBA: 27 February 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, Feb. 26, 2015
  Southeastern CA RBA: February 26, 2015
  RBA: Rhode Island, February 22, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 20 FEBRUARY 2015

Tufted Duck (3) Aythya fuligula
  RBA: Rhode Island, March 1, 2015
  RBA: Rhode Island, February 22, 2015

Black-headed Gull (3) Larus ridibundus
  RBA: Cape May, NJ, March 6, 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, March 4, 2105
  RBA, New Hampshire, March 2, 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, Feb. 26, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 20 FEBRUARY 2015

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3) Larus fuscus
  RBA: Cape May, NJ, March 6, 2015
  Southeastern CA RBA: March 5, 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, March 4, 2105
  Fwd: RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, February 27, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 27 February 2015
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 23 February 2015
  Eastern PA Birdline: 2/27/2015
  RBA: New Jersey, Feb. 26, 2015
  Southeastern CA RBA: February 26, 2015
  RBA: Rhode Island, February 22, 2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, February 20th, 2015
  RBA: Eastern MA 02/20/15

Rufous-backed Robin (3) Turdus rufopalliatus
  NM RBA 3/3/2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 28 February 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 February 2015

Gyrfalcon (2) Falco rusticolus
  RBA: Eastern MA 03/06/15
  MN/Duluth RBA 5 March 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, March 4, 2105
  March 2 Calgary Bird Alert
  MN/Duluth RBA 26 February 2015
  February 23 Calgary Bird Alert
  MN/Duluth RBA 20 February 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 20 FEBRUARY 2015

Sharp-tailed Grouse (2) Tympanuchus phasianellus
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 5 March 2015

Thayer's Gull (2) Larus thayeri
  Southeastern CA RBA: February 26, 2015

Iceland Gull (2) Larus glaucoides
  RBA: Eastern MA 03/06/15
  Re: Western MA RBA, 3/5/15
  RBA: New Jersey, March 4, 2105
  DC Area, 3/3/2015
  RBA, New Hampshire, March 2, 2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, February 27th, 2015
  RBA: Eastern MA 02/27/15
  Fwd: RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, February 27, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 27 February 2015
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 23 February 2015
  MN/Duluth RBA 26 February 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, Feb. 26, 2015
  Central PA Birdline for 2.26.2015
  Re: Western MA RBA, 2/24/15
  RBA, New Hampshire, February 23. 2015
  RBA: Rhode Island, February 22, 2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, February 20th, 2015
  MN/Duluth RBA 20 February 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 20 FEBRUARY 2015
  RBA: Eastern MA 02/20/15

Dovekie (2) Alle alle
  DC Area, 3/3/2015

Snowy Owl (2) Nyctea scandiaca
  RBA: Eastern MA 03/06/15
  Iowa RBA: 3-6-15
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 05 Mar 2015
  [Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 05 Mar 2015
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 05 Mar 2015
  [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 05 Mar 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, March 4, 2105
  DC Area, 3/3/2015
  RBA: Rhode Island, March 1, 2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, February 27th, 2015
  RBA: Eastern MA 02/27/15
  Iowa RBA: 2-27-15
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 26 February 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, Feb. 26, 2015
  February 23 Calgary Bird Alert
  RBA, New Hampshire, February 23. 2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, February 20th, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 20 FEBRUARY 2015
  RBA: Eastern MA 02/20/15
  Iowa RBA: 2-20-15

Northern Hawk Owl (2) Surnia ulula
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 5 March 2015
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 26 February 2015

Great Gray Owl (2) Strix nebulosa
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 5 March 2015
  MN/Duluth RBA 26 February 2015
  MN/Duluth RBA 20 February 2015

Long-eared Owl (2) Asio otus
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, February 27th, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 27 February 2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, February 20th, 2015

Short-eared Owl (2) Asio flammeus
  RBA: New Jersey, March 4, 2105
  DC Area, 3/3/2015
  RBA: Rhode Island, March 1, 2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, February 27th, 2015
  Fwd: RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, February 27, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 27 February 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, Feb. 26, 2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, February 20th, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 20 FEBRUARY 2015

Northern Saw-whet Owl (2) Aegolius acadicus
  NYC Area RBA: 27 February 2015
  RBA, New Hampshire, February 23. 2015

Green Kingfisher (2) Chloroceryle americana
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 February 2015

Black-backed Woodpecker (2) Picoides arcticus
  RBA: Eastern MA 03/06/15
  MN/Duluth RBA 5 March 2015
  MN/Duluth RBA 26 February 2015
  MN/Duluth RBA 20 February 2015

Tropical Kingbird (2) Tyrannus melancholicus
  Los Angeles RBA- 6 March 2015
  Los Angeles RBA- 27 February 2015
  Los Angeles RBA- 20 February 2015

Painted Redstart (2) Myioborus pictus
  Los Angeles RBA- 27 February 2015
  Los Angeles RBA- 20 February 2015

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 28 February 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 February 2015

Smith's Longspur (2) Calcarius pictus
  DC Area, 3/3/2015

Hoary Redpoll (2) Carduelis hornemanni
  MN/Duluth RBA 5 March 2015
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 5 March 2015
  MN/Duluth RBA 26 February 2015
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 26 February 2015
  February 23 Calgary Bird Alert
  RBA, New Hampshire, February 23. 2015

Eurasian Tree Sparrow (2) Passer montanus
  Iowa RBA: 2-27-15