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.


Barnacle Goose (5) Branta leucopsis
  RBA: New Jersey, Oct 17, 2014

Fork-tailed Flycatcher (4) Tyrannus savana
  DC Area, 10/14/2014

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 October 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 October 2014

Brown Booby (3) Sula leucogaster
  Los Angeles RBA- 16 October 2014

Eurasian Wigeon (3) Anas penelope
  RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 23, 2014
  RBA: Rhode Island, October 23, 2014
  RBA, New Hampshire, October 22, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 17 October 2014
  RBA: Eastern MA 10/17/14
  RBA: New Jersey, Oct 17, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 10 October 2014

Ruff (3) Philomachus pugnax
  NY Hudson-Mohawk October 15

Little Gull (3) Larus minutus
  October 20 Calgary Bird Alert
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 7 October 2014 (2 weeks) (plain text)

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3) Larus fuscus
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, October 24th, 2014
  Southeastern CA RBA: October 23, 2014
  RBA: Rhode Island, October 23, 2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, October 17th, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 17 October 2014
  Iowa RBA: 10-17-14
  Southeastern CA RBA: October 16, 2014
  Iowa RBA: 10-11-14
  RBA: Rhode Island, October 11, 2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, October 10th, 2014

White-eared Hummingbird (3) Hylocharis leucotis
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 October 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 October 2014

Brambling (3) Fringilla montifringilla
  Los Angeles RBA- 24 October 2014

Arctic Loon (2) Gavia arctica
  October 13 Calgary Bird Alert

Least Grebe (2) Tachybaptus dominicus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 October 2014

Gray Hawk (2) Buteo nitidus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 October 2014

Short-tailed Hawk (2) Buteo brachyurus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 October 2014

Sharp-tailed Grouse (2) Tympanuchus phasianellus
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 23 October 2014

Thayer's Gull (2) Larus thayeri
  Southeastern CA RBA: October 23, 2014
  MN RBA 18 October 2014
  MN/Duluth RBA 17 October 2014

Blue-throated Hummingbird (2) Lampornis clemenciae
  NM RBA 10/20/2014

Lucifer Hummingbird (2) Calothorax lucifer
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 October 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 October 2014

Green Kingfisher (2) Chloroceryle americana
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 October 2014

Tropical Kingbird (2) Tyrannus melancholicus
  Los Angeles RBA- 24 October 2014

Northern Wheatear (2) Oenanthe oenanthe
  RBA, New Hampshire, October 15, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 10 October 2014

Golden-winged Warbler (2) Vermivora chrysoptera
  Iowa RBA: 10-17-14

Connecticut Warbler (2) Oporornis agilis
  Central PA Birdline for 10.23.2014
  RBA: New Jersey, Oct 17, 2014
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 7 October 2014 (2 weeks) (plain text)
  Central PA Birdline for 10.16.2014
  DC Area, 10/14/2014
  NYC Area RBA: 10 October 2014

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 October 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 October 2014

White-winged Crossbill (2) Loxia leucoptera
  NM RBA 10/20/2014