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 - 19 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 12 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 5 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 July 2016

White-faced Storm-Petrel (4) Pelagodroma marina
  DC Area, 8/23/2016

White-cheeked Pintail (4) Anas bahamensis
  DC Area, 8/23/2016

Buff-collared Nightjar (4) Caprimulgus ridgwayi
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 19 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 12 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 5 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 July 2016

Plain-capped Starthroat (4) Heliomaster constantii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 19 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 12 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 5 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 July 2016

Fork-tailed Flycatcher (4) Tyrannus savana
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/12/16

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 19 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 12 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 5 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 July 2016

Slate-throated Redstart (4) Myioborus miniatus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 July 2016

Rufous-capped Warbler (4) Basileuterus rufifrons
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 19 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 12 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 5 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 July 2016

Flame-colored Tanager (4) Piranga bidentata
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 12 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 5 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 July 2016

Masked Booby (3) Sula dactylatra
  DC Area, 8/23/2016

Brown Booby (3) Sula leucogaster
  Eastern PA Birdline: 7/30/2016

Ruff (3) Philomachus pugnax
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 29th, 2016
  Los Angeles RBA- 29 July 2016

Black-headed Gull (3) Larus ridibundus
  NYC Area RBA: 19 August 2016
  NYC Area RBA: 12 August 2016

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3) Larus fuscus
  NYC Area RBA: 19 August 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, August 19th, 2016
  NYC Area RBA: 12 August 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, August 5th, 2016
  NYC Area RBA: 29 July 2016

White-eared Hummingbird (3) Hylocharis leucotis
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 19 August 2016

Berylline Hummingbird (3) Amazilia beryllina
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 19 August 2016

Five-striped Sparrow (3) Aimophila quinquestriata
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 12 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 5 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 July 2016

Laysan Albatross (2) Phoebastria immutabilis
  Los Angeles RBA- 12 August 2016

Black-capped Petrel (2) Pterodroma hasitata
  DC Area, 8/23/2016

Manx Shearwater (2) Puffinus puffinus
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/05/16

Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (2) Oceanodroma castro
  DC Area, 8/23/2016

Short-tailed Hawk (2) Buteo brachyurus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 19 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 12 August 2016

Piping Plover (2) Charadrius melodus
  DC Area, 8/23/2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, August 19th, 2016
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 18 Aug 2016
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 18 Aug 2016
  NYC Area RBA: 12 August 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, August 12th, 2016
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 28 July 2016 (two weeks)
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, August 5th, 2016
  NYC Area RBA: 5 August 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 29th, 2016

Thayer's Gull (2) Larus thayeri
  August 4 Calgary Bird Alert

Roseate Tern (2) Sterna dougallii
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/19/16
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/12/16
  NYC Area RBA: 5 August 2016
  NYC Area RBA: 29 July 2016

Bridled Tern (2) Sterna anaethetus
  DC Area, 8/23/2016
  NYC Area RBA: 19 August 2016
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/05/16
  NYC Area RBA: 29 July 2016

Lucifer Hummingbird (2) Calothorax lucifer
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 19 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 12 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 5 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 July 2016

Northern Wheatear (2) Oenanthe oenanthe
  August 22 Calgary Bird Alert

Golden-winged Warbler (2) Vermivora chrysoptera
  DC Area, 8/23/2016
  NYC Area RBA: 19 August 2016

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 19 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 12 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 5 August 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 July 2016

Henslow's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus henslowii
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 28 July 2016 (two weeks)