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.


Pink-footed Goose (4) Anser brachyrhynchus
  NYC Area RBA: 14 November 2014

Falcated Duck (4) Anas falcata
  N. Calif. BirdBox 09 November 14

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 21 November 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 14 November 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 7 November 2014

Eurasian Wigeon (3) Anas penelope
  RBA: New Jersey, Nov. 21, 2104
  NYC Area RBA: 21 November 2014
  RBA, New Hampshire, November 18, 2014
  RBA: Rhode Island, November 16, 2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 14th, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 14 November 2014
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 3 November 2014 (plain text)
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 28 October 2014 (plain text)
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 28 October 2014 (plain text)
  RBA, New Hampshire, November 11, 2014
  DC Area, 11/11/2014
  RBA: Rhode Island, November 9, 2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 7th, 2014

Ruff (3) Philomachus pugnax
  Southeastern CA RBA: November 20, 2014
  [inlandcountybirds] Southeastern CA RBA: November 20, 2014
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 20 November 2014
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 28 October 2014 (plain text)
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 28 October 2014 (plain text)

Little Gull (3) Larus minutus
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 3 November 2014 (plain text)
  DC Area, 11/11/2014

Black-headed Gull (3) Larus ridibundus
  RBA: Eastern MA 11/21/14
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 21st, 2014
  DC Area, 11/18/2014 - corrected
  DC Area, 11/18/2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 14th, 2014
  DC Area, 11/11/2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 7th, 2014

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3) Larus fuscus
  NYC Area RBA: 21 November 2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 21st, 2014
  Southeastern CA RBA: November 20, 2014
  [inlandcountybirds] Southeastern CA RBA: November 20, 2014
  RBA: Rhode Island, November 16, 2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 14th, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 14 November 2014
  Southeastern CA RBA: November 13, 2014
  NY Hudson-Mohawk November 12
  RBA: Rhode Island, November 9, 2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 7th, 2014

Rufous-backed Robin (3) Turdus rufopalliatus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 21 November 2014

Gyrfalcon (2) Falco rusticolus
  Iowa RBA: 11-21-14
  Iowa RBA: 11-14-14

Spruce Grouse (2) Falcipennis canadensis
  RBA, New Hampshire, November 18, 2014

Mountain Plover (2) Charadrius montanus
  Southeastern CA RBA: November 13, 2014

Thayer's Gull (2) Larus thayeri
  Southeastern CA RBA: November 20, 2014
  [inlandcountybirds] Southeastern CA RBA: November 20, 2014
  Southeastern CA RBA: November 13, 2014

Iceland Gull (2) Larus glaucoides
  NYC Area RBA: 21 November 2014
  DC Area, 11/11/2014
  RBA: Rhode Island, November 9, 2014

Dovekie (2) Alle alle
  RBA: Eastern MA 11/21/14

Groove-billed Ani (2) Crotophaga sulcirostris
  NM RBA 11/10/2014

Snowy Owl (2) Nyctea scandiaca
  RBA: Eastern MA 11/21/14
  NYC Area RBA: 21 November 2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 21st, 2014
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 20 November 2014
  RBA, New Hampshire, November 18, 2014
  DC Area, 11/18/2014 - corrected
  DC Area, 11/18/2014
  November 17 Calgary Bird Alert
  Re: Western MA RBA, 11/17/14
  RBA: Eastern MA 11/14/14
  MN/Duluth RBA 13 November 2014
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 13 November 2014
  RBA, New Hampshire, November 11, 2014
  RBA: Rhode Island, November 9, 2014

Short-eared Owl (2) Asio flammeus
  RBA: New Jersey, Nov. 21, 2104
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 21st, 2014
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 10 November 2014 (plain text)
  NM RBA 11/17/2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 14th, 2014
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 3 November 2014 (plain text)
  RBA, New Hampshire, November 11, 2014
  NM RBA 11/10/2014

Northern Saw-whet Owl (2) Aegolius acadicus
  RBA: Rhode Island, November 16, 2014
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 28 October 2014 (plain text)
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 28 October 2014 (plain text)

Green Kingfisher (2) Chloroceryle americana
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 21 November 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 14 November 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 7 November 2014

Black-backed Woodpecker (2) Picoides arcticus
  November 17 Calgary Bird Alert
  November 10 Calgary Bird Alert

Tropical Kingbird (2) Tyrannus melancholicus
  Los Angeles RBA- 21 November 2014
  Southeastern CA RBA: November 13, 2014
  N. Calif. BirdBox 09 November 14

Couch's Kingbird (2) Tyrannus couchii
  DC Area, 11/18/2014 - corrected
  DC Area, 11/18/2014

Thick-billed Kingbird (2) Tyrannus crassirostris
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 21 November 2014
  Los Angeles RBA- 21 November 2014

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 21 November 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 14 November 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 7 November 2014

Henslow's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus henslowii
  DC Area, 11/11/2014

Smith's Longspur (2) Calcarius pictus
  RBA: Eastern MA 11/14/14

White-winged Crossbill (2) Loxia leucoptera
  NM RBA 11/17/2014
  NM RBA 11/10/2014

Hoary Redpoll (2) Carduelis hornemanni
  November 10 Calgary Bird Alert