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.


Buff-collared Nightjar (4) Caprimulgus ridgwayi
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 April 2015

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 April 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 April 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 April 2015

Rufous-capped Warbler (4) Basileuterus rufifrons
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 April 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 April 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 April 2015

Flame-colored Tanager (4) Piranga bidentata
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 April 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 April 2015

Whooper Swan (3) Cygnus cygnus
  RBA, New Hampshire, April 20, 2015

Eurasian Wigeon (3) Anas penelope
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 23 April 2015
  Los Angeles RBA- 23 April 2015
  RBA: Rhode Island, April 23, 2015
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 6 April 2015
  DC Area, 4/21/2015
  April 20 Calgary Bird Alert
  NYC Area RBA: 17 April 2015
  Los Angeles RBA- 17 April 2015
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 16 Apr 2015
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 16 Apr 2015
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 30 March 2015
  DC Area, 4/14/2015
  RBA, New Hampshire, April 13, 2015

Tufted Duck (3) Aythya fuligula
  RBA: Eastern MA 04/17/15

Ruff (3) Philomachus pugnax
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 23 April 2015
  Los Angeles RBA- 17 April 2015

Little Gull (3) Larus minutus
  Central PA Birdline for 4.23.2015
  DC Area, 4/21/2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, April 18th, 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, April 16, 2015
  Central PA Birdline for 4.15.2015
  DC Area, 4/14/2015
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, April 11, 2015

Black-headed Gull (3) Larus ridibundus
  RBA: New Jersey, April 16, 2015
  Central PA Birdline for 4.15.2015
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, April 11, 2015

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3) Larus fuscus
  RBA: Eastern MA 04/24/15
  NYC Area RBA: 24 April 2015
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 13 April 2015
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 6 April 2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, April 18th, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 17 April 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, April 16, 2015
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 30 March 2015
  April 13 Calgary Bird Alert
  RBA, New Hampshire, April 13, 2015
  RBA:Birdline Delaware, April 10th, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 10 April 2015
  RBA: Eastern MA 04/10/15

Rufous-backed Robin (3) Turdus rufopalliatus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 April 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 April 2015

Five-striped Sparrow (3) Aimophila quinquestriata
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 April 2015

Least Grebe (2) Tachybaptus dominicus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 April 2015

Manx Shearwater (2) Puffinus puffinus
  RBA: Eastern MA 04/17/15

Gray Hawk (2) Buteo nitidus
  NM RBA 4/21/2015
  NM RBA 4/13/2015

Zone-tailed Hawk (2) Buteo albonotatus
  Southeastern CA RBA: April 17, 2015

Spruce Grouse (2) Falcipennis canadensis
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 23 April 2015

Sharp-tailed Grouse (2) Tympanuchus phasianellus
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 23 April 2015
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 16 April 2015

Piping Plover (2) Charadrius melodus
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, April 24th, 2015
  RBA, New Hampshire, April 20, 2015
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, April 17, 2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, April 18th, 2015
  DC Area, 4/14/2015
  RBA:Birdline Delaware, April 10th, 2015
  RBA: Eastern MA 04/10/15

Thayer's Gull (2) Larus thayeri
  MN/Duluth RBA 23 April 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, April 16, 2015
  April 13 Calgary Bird Alert

Iceland Gull (2) Larus glaucoides
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 13 April 2015
  MN/Duluth RBA 23 April 2015
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 6 April 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 17 April 2015
  RBA: New Jersey, April 16, 2015
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 30 March 2015
  RBA, New Hampshire, April 13, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 10 April 2015

Snowy Owl (2) Nyctea scandiaca
  NYC Area RBA: 24 April 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 17 April 2015
  RBA: Eastern MA 04/17/15
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 16 April 2015
  RBA: Rhode Island, April 14, 2015
  RBA, New Hampshire, April 13, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 10 April 2015

Northern Hawk Owl (2) Surnia ulula
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 23 April 2015

Great Gray Owl (2) Strix nebulosa
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 23 April 2015
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 16 April 2015

Long-eared Owl (2) Asio otus
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 13 April 2015

Short-eared Owl (2) Asio flammeus
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 13 April 2015
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 16 Apr 2015
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 16 Apr 2015

Northern Saw-whet Owl (2) Aegolius acadicus
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 23 April 2015
  Central PA Birdline for 4.23.2015
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 6 April 2015
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 30 March 2015
  Central PA Birdline for 4.15.2015

Lucifer Hummingbird (2) Calothorax lucifer
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 April 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 April 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 April 2015

Green Kingfisher (2) Chloroceryle americana
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 April 2015

Black-backed Woodpecker (2) Picoides arcticus
  RBA: Eastern MA 04/10/15

Dusky-capped Flycatcher (2) Myiarchus tuberculifer
  NM RBA 4/21/2015

Tropical Kingbird (2) Tyrannus melancholicus
  Los Angeles RBA- 17 April 2015

Swainson's Warbler (2) Limnothlypis swainsonii
  DC Area, 4/21/2015
  DC Area, 4/14/2015

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 April 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 April 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 April 2015

Henslow's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus henslowii
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 13 April 2015