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- 24 June 2016

Tufted Flycatcher (5) Mitrephanes phaeocercus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 June 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ -17 June 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 June 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 June 2016

Buff-collared Nightjar (4) Caprimulgus ridgwayi
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 June 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ -17 June 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 June 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 June 2016

Fork-tailed Flycatcher (4) Tyrannus savana
  RBA: Eastern MA 06/10/16

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 June 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ -17 June 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 June 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 June 2016

Aztec Thrush (4) Ridgwayia pinicola
  RBA Tucson, AZ -17 June 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 June 2016

Slate-throated Redstart (4) Myioborus miniatus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 June 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ -17 June 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 June 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 June 2016

Rufous-capped Warbler (4) Basileuterus rufifrons
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 June 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ -17 June 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 June 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 June 2016

Flame-colored Tanager (4) Piranga bidentata
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 June 2016

Garganey (3) Anas querquedula
  NYC Area RBA: 17 June 2016

Ruff (3) Philomachus pugnax
  RBA: Eastern MA 06/24/16
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 30 May 2016
  RBA: Eastern MA 06/10/16
  NY Hudson-Mohawk June 8

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3) Larus fuscus
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, June 10th, 2016
  NYC Area RBA: 10 June 2016

White-eared Hummingbird (3) Hylocharis leucotis
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 June 2016

Manx Shearwater (2) Puffinus puffinus
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, June 10th, 2016
  NYC Area RBA: 10 June 2016

Short-tailed Hawk (2) Buteo brachyurus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 June 2016

Spruce Grouse (2) Falcipennis canadensis
  MN/Duluth RBA 26 June 2016

Sharp-tailed Grouse (2) Tympanuchus phasianellus
  MN/Duluth RBA 26 June 2016

Piping Plover (2) Charadrius melodus
  NYC Area RBA: 24 June 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, June 24th, 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, June 17th, 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, June 10th, 2016

Roseate Tern (2) Sterna dougallii
  NYC Area RBA: 24 June 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, June 24th, 2016
  RBA: Eastern MA 06/10/16
  NYC Area RBA: 10 June 2016

Dovekie (2) Alle alle
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, June 10th, 2016

Great Gray Owl (2) Strix nebulosa
  June 23 Calgary Bird Alert

Short-eared Owl (2) Asio flammeus
  June 23 Calgary Bird Alert

Northern Saw-whet Owl (2) Aegolius acadicus
  Central PA Birdline for 6.23.2016

Lucifer Hummingbird (2) Calothorax lucifer
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 June 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ -17 June 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 June 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 June 2016

Red-cockaded Woodpecker (2) Picoides borealis
  DC Area, 6/21/2016

Black-backed Woodpecker (2) Picoides arcticus
  RBA, New Hampshire, June 13, 2016
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 9 June 2016

Sprague's Pipit (2) Anthus spragueii
  June 12 Calgary Bird Alert

Golden-winged Warbler (2) Vermivora chrysoptera
  MN/Duluth RBA 26 June 2016
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 23 June 2016
  Central PA Birdline for 6.23.2016
  NY Hudson-Mohawk June 8
  Central PA Birdline for 6.9.2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 June 2016

Connecticut Warbler (2) Oporornis agilis
  MN/Duluth RBA 26 June 2016
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 23 June 2016

Painted Redstart (2) Myioborus pictus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 June 2016

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 June 2016
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 23 June 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ -17 June 2016
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 16 June 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 June 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 June 2016

Henslow's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus henslowii
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 13 June 2016
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 30 May 2016