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 July 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 July 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 8 July 2016

Nutting's Flycatcher (5) Myiarchus nuttingi
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 July 2016

Buff-collared Nightjar (4) Caprimulgus ridgwayi
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 July 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 July 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 8 July 2016

Plain-capped Starthroat (4) Heliomaster constantii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 July 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 July 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 8 July 2016

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 July 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 July 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 8 July 2016

Slate-throated Redstart (4) Myioborus miniatus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 July 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 July 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 8 July 2016

Rufous-capped Warbler (4) Basileuterus rufifrons
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 July 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 July 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 8 July 2016

Flame-colored Tanager (4) Piranga bidentata
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 July 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 July 2016

Brown Booby (3) Sula leucogaster
  Los Angeles RBA- 8 July 2016

Ruff (3) Philomachus pugnax
  DC Area, 7/26/2016
  Los Angeles RBA- 22 July 2016
  DC Area, 7/19/2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 15th, 2016
  DC Area, 7/12/2016
  Re: Western MA RBA, 7/6/16
  NYC Area RBA: 8 July 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 8 July 2016
  NY Hudson-Mohawk July 6

White-eared Hummingbird (3) Hylocharis leucotis
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 July 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 8 July 2016

Berylline Hummingbird (3) Amazilia beryllina
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 July 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 July 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 8 July 2016

Rose-throated Becard (3) Pachyramphus aglaiae
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 July 2016

Manx Shearwater (2) Puffinus puffinus
  RBA: Eastern MA 07/22/16
  RBA: Eastern MA 07/08/16

Spruce Grouse (2) Falcipennis canadensis
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 14 July 2016

Piping Plover (2) Charadrius melodus
  DC Area, 7/26/2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 22nd, 2016
  Iowa RBA: 7-22-16
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 7-22-16
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 7 July 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 15th, 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 8th, 2016
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 29 June 2016 (two weeks)

Roseate Tern (2) Sterna dougallii
  RBA: Eastern MA 07/22/16
  NYC Area RBA: 16 July 2016
  NYC Area RBA: 8 July 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 8th, 2016

Short-eared Owl (2) Asio flammeus
  July 15 Calgary Bird Alert

Lucifer Hummingbird (2) Calothorax lucifer
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 July 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 July 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 8 July 2016

Black-backed Woodpecker (2) Picoides arcticus
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 14 July 2016
  MN/Duluth RBA 7 July 2016

Golden-winged Warbler (2) Vermivora chrysoptera
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 14 July 2016

Connecticut Warbler (2) Oporornis agilis
  MN/Duluth RBA 7 July 2016

Painted Redstart (2) Myioborus pictus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 July 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 8 July 2016

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 July 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 July 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 8 July 2016

White-winged Crossbill (2) Loxia leucoptera
  MN/Duluth RBA 7 July 2016