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
  NYC Area RBA: 5 February 2016
  NYC Area RBA: 29 January 2016
  NYC Area RBA: 22 January 2016

Pink-footed Goose (4) Anser brachyrhynchus
  NYC Area RBA: 22 January 2016

Yellow-legged Gull (4) Larus cachinnans
  RBA: Eastern MA 02/05/16

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 5 February 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 January 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 January 2016

Rufous-capped Warbler (4) Basileuterus rufifrons
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 5 February 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 January 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 January 2016

Brown Booby (3) Sula leucogaster
  Los Angeles RBA- 22 January 2016

Eurasian Wigeon (3) Anas penelope
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 5 February 2016
  NYC Area RBA: 5 February 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, February 5th, 2016
  Southeastern CA RBA: February 4, 2016
  DC Area, 2/3/2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 January 2016
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/29/16
  Southeastern CA RBA: January 28, 2016
  NYC Area RBA: 22 January 2016
  Los Angeles RBA- 22 January 2016

Tufted Duck (3) Aythya fuligula
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/29/16
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/22/16

Ruff (3) Philomachus pugnax
  NY Hudson-Mohawk February 3
  Eastern PA Birdline: 1/30/2016

Black-headed Gull (3) Larus ridibundus
  NYC Area RBA: 5 February 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 29th, 2016
  NYC Area RBA: 29 January 2016
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/29/16
  DC Area, 1/26/2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 22nd, 2016
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/22/16
  NYC Area RBA: 22 January 2016

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3) Larus fuscus
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, February 5th, 2016
  RBA: Eastern MA 02/05/16
  Iowa RBA: 2-5-16
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 2-5-16
  Southeastern CA RBA: February 4, 2016
  NY Hudson-Mohawk February 3
  Re: Western MA RBA, 2/3/16
  RBA, New Hampshire, February 1, 2016
  Eastern PA Birdline: 1/30/2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 29th, 2016
  Iowa RBA: 1-29-16
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 1-29-16
  NY Hudson-Mohawk January 27
  Central PA Birdline for 1.28.2016
  Re: Western Mass RBA, 1/22/16
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 22nd, 2016
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/22/16

Ivory Gull (3) Pagophila eburnea
  MN/Duluth RBA 28 January 2016
  MN/Duluth RBA 21 January 2016

Ruddy Ground-Dove (3) Columbina talpacoti
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 January 2016

Rufous-backed Robin (3) Turdus rufopalliatus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 5 February 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 January 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 January 2016

Gyrfalcon (2) Falco rusticolus
  MN/Duluth RBA 5 February 2016
  February 1 Calgary Bird Alert
  MN/Duluth RBA 28 January 2016
  MN/Duluth RBA 21 January 2016

Spruce Grouse (2) Falcipennis canadensis
  MN/Duluth RBA 5 February 2016
  MN/Duluth RBA 28 January 2016

Sharp-tailed Grouse (2) Tympanuchus phasianellus
  January 25 Calgary Bird Alert

Thayer's Gull (2) Larus thayeri
  MN/Duluth RBA 5 February 2016
  DC Area, 2/3/2016
  MN/Duluth RBA 28 January 2016
  Southeastern CA RBA: January 28, 2016
  MN/Duluth RBA 21 January 2016

Iceland Gull (2) Larus glaucoides
  NYC Area RBA: 5 February 2016
  RBA: Eastern MA 02/05/16
  Eastern PA Birdline: 2/5/2016
  MN/Duluth RBA 5 February 2016
  Re: Western MA RBA, 2/3/16
  DC Area, 2/3/2016
  RBA, New Hampshire, February 1, 2016
  Eastern PA Birdline: 1/30/2016
  NYC Area RBA: 29 January 2016
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/29/16
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 29 Jan 2016
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 29 Jan 2016
  MN/Duluth RBA 28 January 2016
  NY Hudson-Mohawk January 27
  RBA, New Hampshire, January 25, 2016
  Re: Western Mass RBA, 1/22/16
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/22/16
  NYC Area RBA: 22 January 2016
  Eastern PA Birdline: 1/22/2016
  MN/Duluth RBA 21 January 2016

Snowy Owl (2) Nyctea scandiaca
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, February 5th, 2016
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 05 Feb 2016
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 05 Feb 2016
  Iowa RBA: 2-5-16
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 2-5-16
  DC Area, 2/3/2016
  RBA, New Hampshire, February 1, 2016
  NYC Area RBA: 29 January 2016
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 28 January 2016
  RBA, New Hampshire, January 25, 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 22nd, 2016
  NYC Area RBA: 22 January 2016
  Iowa RBA: 1-22-16
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 1-22-16
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 21 January 2016

Northern Hawk Owl (2) Surnia ulula
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 4 February 2016
  February 1 Calgary Bird Alert
  January 25 Calgary Bird Alert

Great Gray Owl (2) Strix nebulosa
  February 1 Calgary Bird Alert
  January 25 Calgary Bird Alert

Long-eared Owl (2) Asio otus
  Re: Western Mass. RBA, 1/27/16

Short-eared Owl (2) Asio flammeus
  NYC Area RBA: 5 February 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, February 5th, 2016
  NY Hudson-Mohawk February 3
  Re: Western MA RBA, 2/3/16
  Central PA Birdline for 2.4.2016
  DC Area, 2/3/2016
  NYC Area RBA: 29 January 2016
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/29/16
  Re: Western Mass. RBA, 1/27/16
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 22nd, 2016
  Los Angeles RBA- 22 January 2016

Northern Saw-whet Owl (2) Aegolius acadicus
  RBA, New Hampshire, February 1, 2016
  RBA, New Hampshire, January 25, 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 22nd, 2016

Green Kingfisher (2) Chloroceryle americana
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 January 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 January 2016

Black-backed Woodpecker (2) Picoides arcticus
  RBA, New Hampshire, February 1, 2016
  MN/Duluth RBA 28 January 2016
  January 25 Calgary Bird Alert

Sprague's Pipit (2) Anthus spragueii
  Southeastern CA RBA: January 28, 2016

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 5 February 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 January 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 January 2016

McCown's Longspur (2) Calcarius mccownii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 5 February 2016
  Southeastern CA RBA: February 4, 2016 addendum
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 January 2016
  Southeastern CA RBA: January 28, 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 January 2016

Smith's Longspur (2) Calcarius pictus
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/29/16
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/22/16

White-winged Crossbill (2) Loxia leucoptera
  Iowa RBA: 2-5-16
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 2-5-16
  RBA, New Hampshire, February 1, 2016
  RBA, New Hampshire, January 25, 2016
  Iowa RBA: 1-22-16
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 1-22-16