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.


Tufted Flycatcher (5) Mitrephanes phaeocercus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 May 2015

Little Egret (4) Egretta garzetta
  NYC Area RBA: 22 May 2015

Buff-collared Nightjar (4) Caprimulgus ridgwayi
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 May 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 8 May 2015

Plain-capped Starthroat (4) Heliomaster constantii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 May 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 May 2015

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 May 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 May 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 8 May 2015

Crescent-chested Warbler (4) Parula superciliosa
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 May 2015

Rufous-capped Warbler (4) Basileuterus rufifrons
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 May 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 May 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 8 May 2015

Flame-colored Tanager (4) Piranga bidentata
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 May 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 May 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 8 May 2015

Brown Booby (3) Sula leucogaster
  Los Angeles RBA- 21 May 2015

Ruff (3) Philomachus pugnax
  Eastern PA Birdline: 5/23/2015
  NYC Area RBA: 22 May 2015
  Eastern PA Birdline: 5/15/2015
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 14 May 2015
  Iowa RBA: 5-8-15
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 5-8-15

Black-headed Gull (3) Larus ridibundus
  NYC Area RBA: 22 May 2015

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3) Larus fuscus
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, May 22nd, 2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, May 15th, 2015
  MN/Duluth RBA 14 May 2015
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 4 May 2015

White-eared Hummingbird (3) Hylocharis leucotis
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 May 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 May 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 8 May 2015

Rufous-backed Robin (3) Turdus rufopalliatus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 May 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 8 May 2015

Five-striped Sparrow (3) Aimophila quinquestriata
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 May 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 8 May 2015

Manx Shearwater (2) Puffinus puffinus
  RBA: Eastern MA 05/15/15
  RBA: Eastern MA 05/08/15

Short-tailed Hawk (2) Buteo brachyurus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 May 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 8 May 2015

Zone-tailed Hawk (2) Buteo albonotatus
  NM RBA 5/19/2015
  Southeastern CA RBA: May 14, 2015

Spruce Grouse (2) Falcipennis canadensis
  RBA, New Hampshire, May 18, 2015

Yellow Rail (2) Coturnicops noveboracensis
  May 18 Calgary Bird Alert

Black Rail (2) Laterallus jamaicensis
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, May 15th, 2015

Piping Plover (2) Charadrius melodus
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, May 22nd, 2015
  MN/Duluth RBA 21 May 2015
  Iowa RBA: 5-21-15
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 5-21-15
  RBA, New Hampshire, May 18, 2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, May 15th, 2015
  Iowa RBA: 5-8-15
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 5-8-15
  MN/Duluth RBA 7 May 2015

Bar-tailed Godwit (2) Limosa lapponica
  NYC Area RBA: 22 May 2015

Thayer's Gull (2) Larus thayeri
  MN/Duluth RBA 21 May 2015
  May 18 Calgary Bird Alert
  MN/Duluth RBA 14 May 2015
  May 11 Calgary Bird Alert

Iceland Gull (2) Larus glaucoides
  MN/Duluth RBA 21 May 2015
  MN/Duluth RBA 14 May 2015
  May 11 Calgary Bird Alert

Roseate Tern (2) Sterna dougallii
  DC Area, 5/19/2015
  RBA, New Hampshire, May 18, 2015

Snowy Owl (2) Nyctea scandiaca
  RBA: Eastern MA 05/15/15

Northern Hawk Owl (2) Surnia ulula
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 7 May 2015

Great Gray Owl (2) Strix nebulosa
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 7 May 2015

Short-eared Owl (2) Asio flammeus
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 21 May 2015

Northern Saw-whet Owl (2) Aegolius acadicus
  NY Hudson-Mohawk May 13

Black Swift (2) Cypseloides niger
  Los Angeles RBA- 21 May 2015
  Southeastern CA RBA: May 21, 2015

Lucifer Hummingbird (2) Calothorax lucifer
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 May 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 8 May 2015

Black-backed Woodpecker (2) Picoides arcticus
  RBA, New Hampshire, May 18, 2015
  RBA, New Hampshire, May 11, 2015

Great Kiskadee (2) Pitangus sulphuratus
  NM RBA 5/19/2015

Long-billed Thrasher (2) Toxostoma longirostre
  NM RBA 5/11/2015

Golden-winged Warbler (2) Vermivora chrysoptera
  RBA: Eastern MA 05/22/15
  MN/Duluth RBA 21 May 2015
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 21 May 2015
  Central PA Birdline for 5.21.2015
  DC Area, 5/19/2015
  RBA: Eastern MA 05/15/15
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 14 May 2015
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 4 May 2015
  NY Hudson-Mohawk May 13
  Central PA Birdline for 5.14.2015
  RBA: Rhode Island, May 10, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 8 May 2015
  Eastern PA Birdline: 5/9/2015

Connecticut Warbler (2) Oporornis agilis
  MN/Duluth RBA 21 May 2015
  Iowa RBA: 5-21-15
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 5-21-15
  Iowa RBA: 5-15-15
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 5-15-15
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 14 May 2015
  Eastern PA Birdline: 5/9/2015

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 May 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 May 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 8 May 2015

Henslow's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus henslowii
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 4 May 2015

Eurasian Tree Sparrow (2) Passer montanus
  Iowa RBA: 5-8-15
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 5-8-15