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.


California Condor (6) Gymnogyps californianus
  Los Angeles RBA- 13 January 2017

Barnacle Goose (5) Branta leucopsis
  NYC Area RBA: 20 January 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 13 January 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 6 January 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 30 December 2016

Nutting's Flycatcher (5) Myiarchus nuttingi
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 13 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 January 2017

Pink-footed Goose (4) Anser brachyrhynchus
  NYC Area RBA: 20 January 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 13 January 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 6 January 2017
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/06/17
  RBA: Eastern MA 12/30/16
  NYC Area RBA: 30 December 2016

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 13 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 30 December 2016

Rufous-capped Warbler (4) Basileuterus rufifrons
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 30 December 2016

Streak-backed Oriole (4) Icterus pustulatus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 13 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 30 December 2016

Eurasian Wigeon (3) Anas penelope
  NYC Area RBA: 20 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 January 2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 20th, 2017
  DC Area, 1/17/2017
  RBA, New Hampshire, January 16, 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 13 January 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 13 January 2017
  DC Area, 1/10/2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 6th, 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 January 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 6 January 2017
  DC Area, 1/3/2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 30 December 2016
  NYC Area RBA: 30 December 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, December 30th, 2017

Tufted Duck (3) Aythya fuligula
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/06/17

Ruff (3) Philomachus pugnax
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 23 December 2016

Little Gull (3) Larus minutus
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 12 Jan 2017
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 12 Jan 2017
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 05 Jan 2017
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 05 Jan 2017
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 23 December 2016
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 30 Dec 2016
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 30 Dec 2016

Black-headed Gull (3) Larus ridibundus
  NYC Area RBA: 20 January 2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 20th, 2017
  DC Area, 1/17/2017
  NYC Area RBA: 13 January 2017
  DC Area, 1/10/2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 6th, 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 6 January 2017
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 05 Jan 2017
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 05 Jan 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 30 December 2016
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 30 Dec 2016
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 30 Dec 2016

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3) Larus fuscus
  Iowa RBA: 1-20-17
  NYC Area RBA: 20 January 2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 20th, 2017
  RBA, New Hampshire, January 16, 2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 13th, 2017
  Iowa RBA: 1-13-17
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 1-13-17
  Re: Western MA RBA, 1/11/17
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 6th, 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 6 January 2017
  Iowa RBA: 1-6-17
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 1-6-17
  Los Angeles RBA- 6 January 2017
  Eastern PA Birdline: 1/6/2017
  Re: Western MA RBA, 1/4/2017
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 30 December 2016
  Iowa RBA: 12-30-16
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 12-30-16
  Los Angeles RBA- 30 December 2016
  RBA: Eastern MA 12/30/16

Slaty-backed Gull (3) Larus schistisagus
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 19 Jan 2017
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 19 Jan 2017
  Iowa RBA: 1-6-17
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 1-6-17
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 05 Jan 2017
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 05 Jan 2017
  Iowa RBA: 12-30-16
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 12-30-16
  RBA: Eastern MA 12/30/16

Ruddy Ground-Dove (3) Columbina talpacoti
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 13 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 30 December 2016

Rose-throated Becard (3) Pachyramphus aglaiae
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 13 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 January 2017

Rufous-backed Robin (3) Turdus rufopalliatus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 13 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 30 December 2016

Five-striped Sparrow (3) Aimophila quinquestriata
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 13 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 30 December 2016

Least Grebe (2) Tachybaptus dominicus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 January 2017

Gyrfalcon (2) Falco rusticolus
  January 20 Calgary Bird Alert
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/06/17
  January 5 Calgary Bird Alert

Piping Plover (2) Charadrius melodus
  DC Area, 1/3/2017

Mountain Plover (2) Charadrius montanus
  Los Angeles RBA- 13 January 2017

Thayer's Gull (2) Larus thayeri
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 05 Jan 2017
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 05 Jan 2017
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 30 Dec 2016
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 30 Dec 2016

Iceland Gull (2) Larus glaucoides
  NYC Area RBA: 20 January 2017
  NY Hudson Mohawk January 18
  DC Area, 1/17/2017
  RBA, New Hampshire, January 16, 2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 13th, 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 13 January 2017
  NY Hudson-Mohawk January 11
  DC Area, 1/10/2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 6th, 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 6 January 2017
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/06/17
  Eastern PA Birdline: 1/6/2017
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 05 Jan 2017
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 05 Jan 2017
  NY Hudson-Mohawk January 4
  Re: Western MA RBA, 1/4/2017
  DC Area, 1/3/2017
  NYC Area RBA: 30 December 2016
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 30 Dec 2016
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 30 Dec 2016
  NY Hudson Mohawk December 28

Yellow-footed Gull (2) Larus livens
  Los Angeles RBA- 30 December 2016

Dovekie (2) Alle alle
  NYC Area RBA: 20 January 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 6 January 2017
  DC Area, 1/3/2017
  NYC Area RBA: 30 December 2016

Snowy Owl (2) Nyctea scandiaca
  Iowa RBA: 1-20-17
  DC Area, 1/17/2017
  RBA, New Hampshire, January 16, 2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 13th, 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 13 January 2017
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 12 Jan 2017
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 12 Jan 2017
  DC Area, 1/10/2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 6th, 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 6 January 2017
  DC Area, 1/3/2017
  RBA: Eastern MA 12/30/16

Long-eared Owl (2) Asio otus
  January 20 Calgary Bird Alert
  NYC Area RBA: 13 January 2017
  Re: Western MA RBA, 1/11/17
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 6th, 2017
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 23 December 2016

Short-eared Owl (2) Asio flammeus
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 20th, 2017
  NY Hudson Mohawk January 18
  DC Area, 1/17/2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 13th, 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 13 January 2017
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 12 Jan 2017
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 12 Jan 2017
  NY Hudson-Mohawk January 11
  DC Area, 1/10/2017
  NYC Area RBA: 6 January 2017
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/06/17
  January 5 Calgary Bird Alert
  NY Hudson-Mohawk January 4
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 23 December 2016
  RBA: Eastern MA 12/30/16
  NY Hudson Mohawk December 28

Northern Saw-whet Owl (2) Aegolius acadicus
  NYC Area RBA: 13 January 2017
  Re: Western MA RBA, 1/11/17
  NY Hudson-Mohawk January 4

Green Kingfisher (2) Chloroceryle americana
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 13 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 30 December 2016

Black-backed Woodpecker (2) Picoides arcticus
  January 5 Calgary Bird Alert

Dusky-capped Flycatcher (2) Myiarchus tuberculifer
  Los Angeles RBA- 20 January 2017

Tropical Kingbird (2) Tyrannus melancholicus
  Los Angeles RBA- 20 January 2017
  Los Angeles RBA- 13 January 2017
  Los Angeles RBA- 6 January 2017
  Los Angeles RBA- 30 December 2016

Painted Redstart (2) Myioborus pictus
  Los Angeles RBA- 20 January 2017
  Los Angeles RBA- 13 January 2017
  Los Angeles RBA- 6 January 2017
  Los Angeles RBA- 30 December 2016

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 13 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 30 December 2016

McCown's Longspur (2) Calcarius mccownii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 6 January 2017