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: Rhode Island, April 13, 2014

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 18 April 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 11 April 2014

Slate-throated Redstart (4) Myioborus miniatus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 11 April 2014

Rufous-capped Warbler (4) Basileuterus rufifrons
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 18 April 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 11 April 2014

Flame-colored Tanager (4) Piranga bidentata
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 18 April 2014

Streak-backed Oriole (4) Icterus pustulatus
  NM RBA 4/21/2014

Eurasian Wigeon (3) Anas penelope
  April 21 Calgary Bird Alert
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, April 18, 2014
  RBA: Eastern MA 04/18/14
  MN RBA 18 April 2014
  April 17 Calgary Bird Alert
  RBA, New Hampshire, April 16, 2014
  RBA: New Jersey, April 16, 2014
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 14 April 2014
  RBA: Cape May, NJ, April 11, 2014
  RBA: Eastern MA 04/11/14
  RBA: New Jersey, April 11, 2014
  Los Angeles RBA- 10 April 2014
  Central PA Birdline for 4.10.2014

Tufted Duck (3) Aythya fuligula
  N. Calif. BirdBox 21 April 14
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 10 Apr 2014
  [Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 10 Apr 2014
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 10 Apr 2014
  [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 10 Apr 2014

Ruff (3) Philomachus pugnax
  RBA: Rhode Island, April 20, 2014
  RBA: Eastern MA 04/18/14
  Iowa RBA: 4-17-14
  Southeastern CA RBA: April 17, 2014
  RBA: Rhode Island, April 13, 2014

Little Gull (3) Larus minutus
  DC Area, 4/22/2014
  Central PA Birdline for 4.17.2014
  RBA: New Jersey, April 16, 2014
  DC Area, 4/15/2014
  RBA: New Jersey, April 11, 2014
  Central PA Birdline for 4.10.2014
  DC Area, 4/8/2014

Black-headed Gull (3) Larus ridibundus
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, April 18, 2014
  RBA: Cape May, NJ, April 11, 2014
  RBA: New Jersey, April 11, 2014
  DC Area, 4/8/2014

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3) Larus fuscus
  April 21 Calgary Bird Alert
  RBA: Rhode Island, April 20, 2014
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, April 18, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 18 April 2014
  RBA: Eastern MA 04/18/14
  April 17 Calgary Bird Alert
  Southeastern CA RBA: April 17, 2014
  RBA, New Hampshire, April 16, 2014
  Central PA Birdline for 4.17.2014
  RBA: Cape May, NJ, April 11, 2014
  Iowa RBA: 4-11-14
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 7 April 2014
  RBA: New Jersey, April 11, 2014
  NY Hudson-Mohawk April 9
  Central PA Birdline for 4.10.2014

Ruddy Ground-Dove (3) Columbina talpacoti
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 18 April 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 11 April 2014

Least Grebe (2) Tachybaptus dominicus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 18 April 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 11 April 2014

Manx Shearwater (2) Puffinus puffinus
  RBA: Eastern MA 04/18/14
  RBA: Eastern MA 04/11/14

Gray Hawk (2) Buteo nitidus
  NM RBA 4/21/2014

Common Black-Hawk (2) Buteogallus anthracinus
  NM RBA 4/21/2014

Short-tailed Hawk (2) Buteo brachyurus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 11 April 2014

Zone-tailed Hawk (2) Buteo albonotatus
  Southeastern CA RBA: April 17, 2014

Gyrfalcon (2) Falco rusticolus
  NY Hudson-Mohawk April 9

Piping Plover (2) Charadrius melodus
  DC Area, 4/22/2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, April 18th, 2014
  RBA, New Hampshire, April 16, 2014
  RBA: Rhode Island, April 13, 2014
  RBA: Eastern MA 04/11/14
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, April 11th, 2014
  RBA, New Hampshire, April 9, 2014

Thayer's Gull (2) Larus thayeri
  Southeastern CA RBA: April 17, 2014
  DC Area, 4/8/2014

Iceland Gull (2) Larus glaucoides
  RBA, New Hampshire, April 16, 2014
  RBA: New Jersey, April 16, 2014
  RBA: Rhode Island, April 13, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 11 April 2014
  RBA: New Jersey, April 11, 2014
  NY Hudson-Mohawk April 9
  RBA, New Hampshire, April 9, 2014

Snowy Owl (2) Nyctea scandiaca
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, April 18, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 18 April 2014
  RBA: Eastern MA 04/18/14
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 17 April 2014
  Iowa RBA: 4-17-14
  RBA, New Hampshire, April 16, 2014
  RBA: New Jersey, April 16, 2014
  RBA: Rhode Island, April 13, 2014
  RBA: Cape May, NJ, April 11, 2014
  RBA: Eastern MA 04/11/14
  NYC Area RBA: 11 April 2014
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 7 April 2014
  RBA: New Jersey, April 11, 2014
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 10 Apr 2014
  [Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 10 Apr 2014
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 10 Apr 2014
  [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 10 Apr 2014
  RBA, New Hampshire, April 9, 2014
  DC Area, 4/8/2014

Short-eared Owl (2) Asio flammeus
  RBA: Eastern MA 04/18/14
  DC Area, 4/15/2014
  RBA: Eastern MA 04/11/14
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 7 April 2014
  RBA: New Jersey, April 11, 2014
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 10 April 2014

Lucifer Hummingbird (2) Calothorax lucifer
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 11 April 2014

Green Kingfisher (2) Chloroceryle americana
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 11 April 2014

Black-backed Woodpecker (2) Picoides arcticus
  RBA, New Hampshire, April 9, 2014

Dusky-capped Flycatcher (2) Myiarchus tuberculifer
  Los Angeles RBA- 17 April 2014
  Los Angeles RBA- 10 April 2014

Tropical Kingbird (2) Tyrannus melancholicus
  Los Angeles RBA- 10 April 2014

Northern Wheatear (2) Oenanthe oenanthe
  NM RBA 4/21/2014

Swainson's Warbler (2) Limnothlypis swainsonii
  DC Area, 4/22/2014

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 18 April 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 11 April 2014

Varied Bunting (2) Passerina versicolor
  Los Angeles RBA- 17 April 2014

Eurasian Tree Sparrow (2) Passer montanus
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, April 18, 2014
  MN RBA 18 April 2014
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 17 April 2014
  RBA: Cape May, NJ, April 11, 2014