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.


Tufted Flycatcher (5) Mitrephanes phaeocercus
  RBA Tucson, AZ 28 August 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 21 August 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 14 August 2015

Yellow-nosed Albatross (4) Thalassarche chlororhynchos
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/14/15

White-faced Storm-Petrel (4) Pelagodroma marina
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/28/15
  NYC Area RBA: 28 August 2015

Buff-collared Nightjar (4) Caprimulgus ridgwayi
  RBA Tucson, AZ 28 August 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 14 August 2015

Plain-capped Starthroat (4) Heliomaster constantii
  RBA Tucson, AZ 28 August 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 21 August 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 14 August 2015

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ 28 August 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 21 August 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 14 August 2015

Slate-throated Redstart (4) Myioborus miniatus
  RBA Tucson, AZ 28 August 2015

Rufous-capped Warbler (4) Basileuterus rufifrons
  RBA Tucson, AZ 28 August 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 21 August 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 14 August 2015

Flame-colored Tanager (4) Piranga bidentata
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 14 August 2015

White-tailed Tropicbird (3) Phaethon lepturus
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/28/15

Red-billed Tropicbird (3) Phaethon aethereus
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/28/15

Brown Booby (3) Sula leucogaster
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/28/15

Ruff (3) Philomachus pugnax
  Southeastern CA RBA: August 20, 2015
  DC Area, 8/18/2015
  Southeastern CA RBA: August 13, 2015

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3) Larus fuscus
  NYC Area RBA: 28 August 2015
  RBA, New Hampshire, August 24, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 21 August 2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, August 20th, 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 14 August 2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, August 13th, 2015

Ruddy Ground-Dove (3) Columbina talpacoti
  Southeastern CA RBA: August 20, 2015

White-eared Hummingbird (3) Hylocharis leucotis
  RBA Tucson, AZ 28 August 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 21 August 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 14 August 2015

Five-striped Sparrow (3) Aimophila quinquestriata
  RBA Tucson, AZ 28 August 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 21 August 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 14 August 2015

Black-capped Petrel (2) Pterodroma hasitata
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/28/15

Manx Shearwater (2) Puffinus puffinus
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/28/15
  RBA, New Hampshire, August 24, 2015
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/21/15
  RBA, New Hampshire, August 17, 2015
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/14/15

Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (2) Oceanodroma castro
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/28/15

Short-tailed Hawk (2) Buteo brachyurus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 21 August 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 14 August 2015

Chukar (2) Alectoris chukar
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 27 Aug 2015
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 27 Aug 2015

Spruce Grouse (2) Falcipennis canadensis
  RBA, New Hampshire, August 24, 2015

Whooping Crane (2) Grus americana
  August 18 Calgary Bird Alert

Piping Plover (2) Charadrius melodus
  MN/Duluth RBA 29 August 2015
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, August 28th, 2015
  RBA, New Hampshire, August 24, 2015
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/21/15
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, August 20th, 2015
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 20 Aug 2015
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 20 Aug 2015
  DC Area, 8/18/2015
  NYC Area RBA: 14 August 2015
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/14/15
  Iowa RBA: 8-14-15
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 8-14-15
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, August 13th, 2015

South Polar Skua (2) Stercorarius maccormicki
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/28/15

Thayer's Gull (2) Larus thayeri
  August 18 Calgary Bird Alert

Roseate Tern (2) Sterna dougallii
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/21/15
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/14/15

Bridled Tern (2) Sterna anaethetus
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/28/15
  NYC Area RBA: 21 August 2015
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/21/15

Lucifer Hummingbird (2) Calothorax lucifer
  RBA Tucson, AZ 28 August 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 21 August 2015
  NM RBA 8/17/2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 14 August 2015

Green Kingfisher (2) Chloroceryle americana
  RBA Tucson, AZ 28 August 2015

Black-backed Woodpecker (2) Picoides arcticus
  MN/Duluth RBA 29 August 2015
  RBA, New Hampshire, August 17, 2015
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 13 August 2015

Thick-billed Kingbird (2) Tyrannus crassirostris
  NM RBA 8/17/2015

Golden-winged Warbler (2) Vermivora chrysoptera
  NYC Area RBA: 28 August 2015
  DC Area, 8/25/2015
  Eastern PA Birdline: 8/22/2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 21 August 2015
  NYC Area RBA: 14 August 2015

Connecticut Warbler (2) Oporornis agilis
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 20 August 2015

Rufous-winged Sparrow (2) Aimophila carpalis
  NM RBA 8/24/2015
  NM RBA 8/17/2015

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ 28 August 2015
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 21 August 2015
  August 18 Calgary Bird Alert
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 14 August 2015

Henslow's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus henslowii
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 17 August 2015 (two weeks) (plain text)

White-winged Crossbill (2) Loxia leucoptera
  RBA, New Hampshire, August 24, 2015