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 - 31 July 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ 24 July 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ 17 July 2015

Wood Warbler (5) Phylloscopus sibilatrix
  DC Area, 7/28/2015

Buff-collared Nightjar (4) Caprimulgus ridgwayi
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 31 July 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ 24 July 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ 17 July 2015

Plain-capped Starthroat (4) Heliomaster constantii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 31 July 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ 24 July 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ 17 July 2015

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 31 July 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ 24 July 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ 17 July 2015

Rufous-capped Warbler (4) Basileuterus rufifrons
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 31 July 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ 24 July 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ 17 July 2015

Flame-colored Tanager (4) Piranga bidentata
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 31 July 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ 24 July 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ 17 July 2015

Red-necked Stint (3) Calidris ruficollis
  RBA: Eastern MA 07/17/15

Ruff (3) Philomachus pugnax
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 31st, 2015
  RBA: Eastern MA 07/31/15
  DC Area, 7/28/2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 23rd, 2015
  DC Area, 7/21/2015
  Southeastern CA RBA: July 16, 2015
  NY Hudson-Mohawk July 15

Little Gull (3) Larus minutus
  RBA: Eastern MA 07/24/15
  RBA: Eastern MA 07/17/15

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3) Larus fuscus
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 31st, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 31 July 2015
  RBA, New Hampshire, July 27, 2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 23rd, 2015
  RBA: Eastern MA 07/17/15

White-eared Hummingbird (3) Hylocharis leucotis
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 31 July 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ 24 July 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ 17 July 2015

Yellow-green Vireo (3) Vireo flavoviridis
  RBA Tucson, AZ 17 July 2015

Manx Shearwater (2) Puffinus puffinus
  RBA: Eastern MA 07/31/15
  RBA: Eastern MA 07/24/15
  RBA: Eastern MA 07/17/15

Spruce Grouse (2) Falcipennis canadensis
  RBA, New Hampshire, July 20, 2015

Black Rail (2) Laterallus jamaicensis
  Southeastern CA RBA: July 30, 2015
  Southeastern CA RBA: July 16, 2015

Piping Plover (2) Charadrius melodus
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 31st, 2015
  RBA: Eastern MA 07/31/15
  NYC Area RBA: 31 July 2015
  Iowa RBA: 7-31-15
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 7-31-15
  RBA, New Hampshire, July 27, 2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 23rd, 2015
  DC Area, 7/21/2015
  RBA, New Hampshire, July 20, 2015
  RBA: Rhode Island, July 18, 2015
  RBA: Eastern MA 07/17/15
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 16th, 2015

South Polar Skua (2) Stercorarius maccormicki
  RBA: Eastern MA 07/24/15

Iceland Gull (2) Larus glaucoides
  RBA, New Hampshire, July 20, 2015

Roseate Tern (2) Sterna dougallii
  RBA: Eastern MA 07/31/15
  RBA: Rhode Island, July 18, 2015

Bridled Tern (2) Sterna anaethetus
  RBA: Eastern MA 07/24/15

Monk Parakeet (2) Myiopsitta monachus
  RBA: Eastern MA 07/24/15

Black Swift (2) Cypseloides niger
  Los Angeles RBA- 31 July 2015
  July 20 Calgary Bird Alert

Lucifer Hummingbird (2) Calothorax lucifer
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 31 July 2015
  NM RBA 7/28/2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ 24 July 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ 17 July 2015

Black-backed Woodpecker (2) Picoides arcticus
  RBA, New Hampshire, July 27, 2015
  RBA, New Hampshire, July 20, 2015

Thick-billed Kingbird (2) Tyrannus crassirostris
  NM RBA 7/28/2015

Sprague's Pipit (2) Anthus spragueii
  July 27 Calgary Bird Alert

Golden-winged Warbler (2) Vermivora chrysoptera
  July 27 Calgary Bird Alert

Connecticut Warbler (2) Oporornis agilis
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 15 July 2015

Rufous-winged Sparrow (2) Aimophila carpalis
  NM RBA 7/28/2015

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 31 July 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ 24 July 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ 17 July 2015

Henslow's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus henslowii
  Central PA Birdline for 7.16.2015

Varied Bunting (2) Passerina versicolor
  NM RBA 7/28/2015
  NM RBA 7/20/2015