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 - 29 April 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 April 2016

Buff-collared Nightjar (4) Caprimulgus ridgwayi
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 April 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 April 2016

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 April 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 April 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 April 2016

Rufous-capped Warbler (4) Basileuterus rufifrons
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 April 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 April 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 April 2016

Flame-colored Tanager (4) Piranga bidentata
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 April 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 April 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 April 2016

Eurasian Wigeon (3) Anas penelope
  April 21 Calgary Bird Alert
  April 14 Calgary Bird Alert

Ruff (3) Philomachus pugnax
  NYC Area RBA: 29 April 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, April 29th, 2016
  Iowa RBA: 4-29-16
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 4-29-16
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 28 April 2016
  DC Area, 4/26/2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, April 22nd, 2016
  NY Hudson Mohawk April 20
  RBA: Eastern MA 04/15/16

Little Gull (3) Larus minutus
  Southeastern CA RBA: April 28, 2016
  DC Area, 4/26/2016
  Southeastern CA RBA: April 21, 2016
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 11 April 2016 (two weeks)
  DC Area, 4/19/2016
  NYC Area RBA: 15 April 2016
  Southeastern CA RBA: April 14, 2016

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3) Larus fuscus
  NYC Area RBA: 29 April 2016
  MN/Duluth RBA 28 April 2016
  Southeastern CA RBA: April 28, 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, April 22nd, 2016
  Southeastern CA RBA: April 21, 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, April 15th, 2016
  RBA: Eastern MA 04/15/16
  Iowa RBA: 4-15-16
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 4-15-16
  April 14 Calgary Bird Alert
  Southeastern CA RBA: April 14, 2016

Rose-throated Becard (3) Pachyramphus aglaiae
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 April 2016

Rufous-backed Robin (3) Turdus rufopalliatus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 April 2016

Five-striped Sparrow (3) Aimophila quinquestriata
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 April 2016

Yellow-billed Loon (2) Gavia adamsii
  NY Hudson Mohawk April 27
  RBA: Eastern MA 04/22/16

Manx Shearwater (2) Puffinus puffinus
  RBA: Eastern MA 04/15/16

Zone-tailed Hawk (2) Buteo albonotatus
  Southeastern CA RBA: April 21, 2016

Sharp-tailed Grouse (2) Tympanuchus phasianellus
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 28 April 2016

Yellow Rail (2) Coturnicops noveboracensis
  DC Area, 4/26/2016

Piping Plover (2) Charadrius melodus
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, April 29th, 2016
  Iowa RBA: 4-29-16
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 4-29-16
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, April 22nd, 2016
  DC Area, 4/19/2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, April 15th, 2016
  RBA: Eastern MA 04/15/16

Thayer's Gull (2) Larus thayeri
  MN/Duluth RBA 28 April 2016
  April 21 Calgary Bird Alert

Iceland Gull (2) Larus glaucoides
  MN/Duluth RBA 28 April 2016
  DC Area, 4/26/2016
  NYC Area RBA: 22 April 2016
  DC Area, 4/19/2016
  April 14 Calgary Bird Alert

Snowy Owl (2) Nyctea scandiaca
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 28 April 2016
  RBA: Eastern MA 04/15/16
  April 14 Calgary Bird Alert
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 14 April 2016

Great Gray Owl (2) Strix nebulosa
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 28 April 2016

Short-eared Owl (2) Asio flammeus
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 28 April 2016
  NYC Area RBA: 22 April 2016
  April 21 Calgary Bird Alert
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 18 April 2016
  DC Area, 4/19/2016
  RBA: Eastern MA 04/15/16

Lucifer Hummingbird (2) Calothorax lucifer
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 April 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 April 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 April 2016

Red-cockaded Woodpecker (2) Picoides borealis
  DC Area, 4/26/2016

Black-backed Woodpecker (2) Picoides arcticus
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 14 April 2016

Dusky-capped Flycatcher (2) Myiarchus tuberculifer
  Los Angeles RBA- 15 April 2016

Tropical Kingbird (2) Tyrannus melancholicus
  Los Angeles RBA- 22 April 2016
  Los Angeles RBA- 15 April 2016

California Gnatcatcher (2) Polioptila californica
  Southeastern CA RBA: April 28, 2016

Golden-winged Warbler (2) Vermivora chrysoptera
  Central PA Birdline for 4.28.2016

Swainson's Warbler (2) Limnothlypis swainsonii
  NYC Area RBA: 29 April 2016

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 29 April 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 April 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 April 2016

Henslow's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus henslowii
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 25 April 2016
  DC Area, 4/26/2016

White-winged Crossbill (2) Loxia leucoptera
  Iowa RBA: 4-29-16
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 4-29-16
  Iowa RBA: 4-15-16
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 4-15-16

Eurasian Tree Sparrow (2) Passer montanus
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 14 April 2016