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 - 20 May 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 13 May 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 May 2016

Buff-collared Nightjar (4) Caprimulgus ridgwayi
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 May 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 13 May 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 May 2016

Plain-capped Starthroat (4) Heliomaster constantii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 May 2016

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 May 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 13 May 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 May 2016

Redwing (4) Turdus iliacus
  DC Area, 5/17/2016

Slate-throated Redstart (4) Myioborus miniatus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 May 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 13 May 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 May 2016

Rufous-capped Warbler (4) Basileuterus rufifrons
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 May 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 13 May 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 May 2016

Flame-colored Tanager (4) Piranga bidentata
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 May 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 13 May 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 May 2016

Curlew Sandpiper (3) Calidris ferruginea
  NYC Area RBA: 6 May 2016

Ruff (3) Philomachus pugnax
  DC Area, 5/24/2016
  Iowa RBA: 5-20-16
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 5-20-16
  Southeastern CA RBA: May 19, 2016
  DC Area, 5/17/2016
  RBA: Eastern MA 05/13/16
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 12 May 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, May 12th 2016
  DC Area, 5/9/2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, May 6th, 2016
  Southeastern CA RBA: May 6, 2016

Little Gull (3) Larus minutus
  MN/Duluth RBA 20 May 2016
  MN/Duluth RBA 7 May 2016

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3) Larus fuscus
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, May 20th, 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, May 12th 2016
  Southeastern CA RBA: May 12, 2016
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 9 May 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, May 6th, 2016
  NYC Area RBA: 6 May 2016

Ruddy Ground-Dove (3) Columbina talpacoti
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 13 May 2016

Red-throated Pipit (3) Anthus cervinus
  Los Angeles RBA- 6 May 2016
  Southeastern CA RBA: May 6, 2016

Kirtland's Warbler (3) Dendroica kirtlandii
  Central PA Birdline for 5.12.2016

Five-striped Sparrow (3) Aimophila quinquestriata
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 May 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 13 May 2016

Short-tailed Hawk (2) Buteo brachyurus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 May 2016

Spruce Grouse (2) Falcipennis canadensis
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 12 May 2016

Yellow Rail (2) Coturnicops noveboracensis
  DC Area, 5/17/2016
  Iowa RBA: 5-6-16
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 5-6-16

Black Rail (2) Laterallus jamaicensis
  DC Area, 5/17/2016

Pacific Golden-Plover (2) Pluvialis fulva
  Los Angeles RBA- 6 May 2016

Piping Plover (2) Charadrius melodus
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, May 20th, 2016
  DC Area, 5/17/2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, May 12th 2016
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 9 May 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, May 6th, 2016

Iceland Gull (2) Larus glaucoides
  DC Area, 5/17/2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, May 6th, 2016

Roseate Tern (2) Sterna dougallii
  RBA: Eastern MA 05/06/16

Snowy Owl (2) Nyctea scandiaca
  NYC Area RBA: 6 May 2016

Short-eared Owl (2) Asio flammeus
  May 16 Calgary Bird Alert

Northern Saw-whet Owl (2) Aegolius acadicus
  Central PA Birdline for 5.19.2016

Black Swift (2) Cypseloides niger
  Los Angeles RBA- 13 May 2016
  Southeastern CA RBA: May 12, 2016

Lucifer Hummingbird (2) Calothorax lucifer
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 May 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 13 May 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 May 2016

Green Kingfisher (2) Chloroceryle americana
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 May 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 13 May 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 May 2016

Red-cockaded Woodpecker (2) Picoides borealis
  DC Area, 5/24/2016
  DC Area, 5/17/2016

Black-backed Woodpecker (2) Picoides arcticus
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 12 May 2016

Gilded Flicker (2) Colaptes chrysoides
  Southeastern CA RBA: May 12, 2016

Dusky-capped Flycatcher (2) Myiarchus tuberculifer
  Los Angeles RBA- 6 May 2016

Gray Vireo (2) Vireo vicinior
  Los Angeles RBA- 20 May 2016

Bicknell's Thrush (2) Catharus bicknelli
  NYC Area RBA: 20 May 2016

Sprague's Pipit (2) Anthus spragueii
  May 16 Calgary Bird Alert

Golden-winged Warbler (2) Vermivora chrysoptera
  NYC Area RBA: 20 May 2016
  RBA: Eastern MA 05/20/16
  NY Hudson-Mohawk May 18
  Central PA Birdline for 5.19.2016
  DC Area, 5/17/2016
  NYC Area RBA: 13 May 2016
  MN/Duluth RBA 13 May 2016
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 12 May 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, May 12th 2016
  NY Hudson-Mohawk May 11
  Central PA Birdline for 5.12.2016
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 9 May 2016
  DC Area, 5/9/2016
  NYC Area RBA: 6 May 2016
  Iowa RBA: 5-6-16
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 5-6-16
  Eastern PA Birdline: 5/6/2016

Connecticut Warbler (2) Oporornis agilis
  Iowa RBA: 5-20-16
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 5-20-16
  Iowa RBA: 5-13-16
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 5-13-16

Hepatic Tanager (2) Piranga flava
  Southeastern CA RBA: May 19, 2016

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 May 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 13 May 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 May 2016