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: 19 December 2014
  Eastern PA Birdline: 12/19/2014
  RBA: New Jersey, Dec. 18, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 12 December 2014
  Eastern PA Birdline: 12/12/2014

Pink-footed Goose (4) Anser brachyrhynchus
  RBA: New Jersey, Dec. 18, 2014
  RBA: New Jersey, Dec. 11, 2014

Common Crane (4) Grus grus
  NM RBA 12/16/2014

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 December 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 12 December 2014

Rufous-capped Warbler (4) Basileuterus rufifrons
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 December 2014

Brown Booby (3) Sula leucogaster
  N. Calif. BirdBox 19 December 14

Eurasian Wigeon (3) Anas penelope
  RBA: Rhode Island, December 21, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 19 December 2014
  DC Area, 12/16/2014
  RBA, New Hampshire, December 15, 2014
  Maine RBA - December 12, 2014
  [Maine-birds] Maine RBA - December 12, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 12 December 2014
  RBA: New Jersey, Dec. 11, 2014
  RBA: Rhode Island, December 9, 2014

Ruff (3) Philomachus pugnax
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 19 December 2014

Little Gull (3) Larus minutus
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 15 December 2014 (plain text)
  RBA: New Jersey, Dec. 18, 2014

Black-headed Gull (3) Larus ridibundus
  RBA: Eastern MA 12/19/14
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, December 19th, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 19 December 2014
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 15 December 2014 (plain text)
  Re: Western MA RBA, 12/15/14
  NYC Area RBA: 12 December 2014

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3) Larus fuscus
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, December 19th, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 19 December 2014
  Iowa RBA: 12-19-14
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 15 December 2014 (plain text)
  RBA: New Jersey, Dec. 18, 2014
  Southeastern CA RBA: December 18, 2014
  Central PA Birdline for 12.18.2014
  NM RBA 12/16/2014
  Maine RBA - December 12, 2014
  [Maine-birds] Maine RBA - December 12, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 12 December 2014
  Iowa RBA: 12-12-14
  Central PA Birdline for 12.11.2014

Rufous-backed Robin (3) Turdus rufopalliatus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 December 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 12 December 2014

Five-striped Sparrow (3) Aimophila quinquestriata
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 December 2014

Black-vented Shearwater (2) Puffinus opisthomelas
  N. Calif. BirdBox 19 December 14

Gyrfalcon (2) Falco rusticolus
  December 15 Calgary Bird Alert
  RBA, New Hampshire, December 15, 2014
  December 8 Calgary Bird Alert

Gray Partridge (2) Perdix perdix
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 19 December 2014

Spruce Grouse (2) Falcipennis canadensis
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 19 December 2014

White-tailed Ptarmigan (2) Lagopus leucurus
  December 8 Calgary Bird Alert

Sharp-tailed Grouse (2) Tympanuchus phasianellus
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 19 December 2014

Mountain Plover (2) Charadrius montanus
  Southeastern CA RBA: December 18, 2014

Thayer's Gull (2) Larus thayeri
  RBA: Rhode Island, December 21, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 19 December 2014
  Southeastern CA RBA: December 18, 2014
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 8 December 2014 (two weeks) (plain text)

Iceland Gull (2) Larus glaucoides
  RBA: Rhode Island, December 21, 2014
  MN/Duluth RBA 19 December 2014
  Eastern PA Birdline: 12/19/2014
  MN/Duluth RBA 18 December 2014
  RBA: New Jersey, Dec. 18, 2014
  DC Area, 12/16/2014
  RBA, New Hampshire, December 15, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 12 December 2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, December 12th, 2014
  Iowa RBA: 12-12-14
  NY Hudson-Mohawk December 10
  RBA, New Hampshire, December 8, 2014

Dovekie (2) Alle alle
  RBA: Rhode Island, December 21, 2014

Ancient Murrelet (2) Synthliboramphus antiquus
  N. Calif. BirdBox 19 December 14

Snowy Owl (2) Nyctea scandiaca
  RBA: Rhode Island, December 21, 2014
  RBA: Eastern MA 12/19/14
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, December 19th, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 19 December 2014
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 19 December 2014
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 15 December 2014 (plain text)
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 18 Dec 2014
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 18 Dec 2014
  [Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 18 Dec 2014
  [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 18 Dec 2014
  RBA: New Jersey, Dec. 18, 2014
  DC Area, 12/16/2014
  RBA, New Hampshire, December 15, 2014
  Maine RBA - December 12, 2014
  [Maine-birds] Maine RBA - December 12, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 12 December 2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, December 12th, 2014
  RBA: Eastern MA 12/12/14
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 11 Dec 2014
  [Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 11 Dec 2014
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 11 Dec 2014
  [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 11 Dec 2014
  Central PA Birdline for 12.11.2014
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 8 December 2014 (two weeks) (plain text)
  DC Area, 12/09/2014
  RBA: Rhode Island, December 9, 2014
  December 8 Calgary Bird Alert
  RBA, New Hampshire, December 8, 2014
  Re: Western MA RBA, 12/8/14

Northern Hawk Owl (2) Surnia ulula
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 19 December 2014
  December 8 Calgary Bird Alert

Great Gray Owl (2) Strix nebulosa
  December 8 Calgary Bird Alert

Long-eared Owl (2) Asio otus
  RBA: Rhode Island, December 21, 2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, December 19th, 2014
  RBA: New Jersey, Dec. 18, 2014
  Re: Western MA RBA, 12/8/14

Short-eared Owl (2) Asio flammeus
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, December 19th, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 19 December 2014
  DC Area, 12/16/2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, December 12th, 2014
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 11 Dec 2014
  [Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 11 Dec 2014
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 11 Dec 2014
  [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 11 Dec 2014
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 8 December 2014 (two weeks) (plain text)
  December 8 Calgary Bird Alert

Northern Saw-whet Owl (2) Aegolius acadicus
  NYC Area RBA: 19 December 2014
  RBA: New Jersey, Dec. 18, 2014
  Central PA Birdline for 12.18.2014
  Re: Western MA RBA, 12/15/14
  December 8 Calgary Bird Alert

Black-backed Woodpecker (2) Picoides arcticus
  December 15 Calgary Bird Alert
  December 8 Calgary Bird Alert

Tropical Kingbird (2) Tyrannus melancholicus
  Los Angeles RBA- 19 December 2014
  Los Angeles RBA- 12 December 2014

Thick-billed Kingbird (2) Tyrannus crassirostris
  Los Angeles RBA- 12 December 2014

Bicknell's Thrush (2) Catharus bicknelli
  RBA: New Jersey, Dec. 11, 2014

Sprague's Pipit (2) Anthus spragueii
  Southeastern CA RBA: December 18, 2014

Painted Redstart (2) Myioborus pictus
  Los Angeles RBA- 19 December 2014
  Los Angeles RBA- 12 December 2014

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 December 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 12 December 2014

White-winged Crossbill (2) Loxia leucoptera
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 19 December 2014
  Re: Western MA RBA, 12/15/14
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 8 December 2014 (two weeks) (plain text)