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
  NYC Area RBA: 10 February 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 27 January 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 20 January 2017

Nutting's Flycatcher (5) Myiarchus nuttingi
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 27 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 January 2017

Pink-footed Goose (4) Anser brachyrhynchus
  NYC Area RBA: 17 February 2017
  RBA: Eastern MA 02/10/17
  NYC Area RBA: 10 February 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 3 February 2017
  RBA: Eastern MA 02/03/17
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/27/17
  NYC Area RBA: 27 January 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 20 January 2017

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 27 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 January 2017

Rufous-capped Warbler (4) Basileuterus rufifrons
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 27 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 January 2017

Streak-backed Oriole (4) Icterus pustulatus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 27 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 January 2017

Eurasian Wigeon (3) Anas penelope
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 February 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 17 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 February 2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, February 10th, 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 10 February 2017
  DC Area, 2/7/2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 February 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 3 February 2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 27th, 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 27 January 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 27 January 2017
  DC Area, 1/24/2017
  NYC Area RBA: 20 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 January 2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 20th, 2017

Tufted Duck (3) Aythya fuligula
  RBA: Eastern MA 02/17/17
  NYC Area RBA: 3 February 2017
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/27/17

Little Gull (3) Larus minutus
  NYC Area RBA: 17 February 2017
  DC Area, 2/14/2017 - CORRECTED
  DC Area, 2/14/2017

Black-headed Gull (3) Larus ridibundus
  NYC Area RBA: 17 February 2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, February 10th, 2017
  DC Area, 2/7/2017
  NYC Area RBA: 3 February 2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, February 3rd, 2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 27th, 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 27 January 2017
  DC Area, 1/24/2017
  NYC Area RBA: 20 January 2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 20th, 2017

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3) Larus fuscus
  Los Angeles RBA- 17 February 2017
  RBA: Eastern MA 02/10/17
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, February 10th, 2017
  Iowa RBA: 2-10-17
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 2-10-17
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 28 January 2017 (two weeks)
  Eastern PA Birdline: 2/4/2017
  NYC Area RBA: 3 February 2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, February 3rd, 2017
  Los Angeles RBA- 3 February 2017
  NY Hudson Mohawk February 1
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/27/17
  Los Angeles RBA- 27 January 2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 27th, 2017
  Re: Western MA RBA, 1/26/17
  Iowa RBA: 1-27-17
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 14 January 2017 (two weeks)
  Iowa RBA: 1-20-17
  NYC Area RBA: 20 January 2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 20th, 2017

Slaty-backed Gull (3) Larus schistisagus
  Los Angeles RBA- 17 February 2017
  Los Angeles RBA- 10 February 2017
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 28 January 2017 (two weeks)
  Eastern PA Birdline: 2/4/2017
  Los Angeles RBA- 3 February 2017
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 26 Jan 2017
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 26 Jan 2017
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 19 Jan 2017
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 19 Jan 2017

Ross's Gull (3) Rhodostethia rosea
  NYC Area RBA: 3 February 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 27 January 2017

Ruddy Ground-Dove (3) Columbina talpacoti
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 27 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 January 2017

Rose-throated Becard (3) Pachyramphus aglaiae
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 27 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 January 2017

Rufous-backed Robin (3) Turdus rufopalliatus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 27 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 January 2017

Manx Shearwater (2) Puffinus puffinus
  DC Area, 2/14/2017 - CORRECTED
  DC Area, 2/14/2017
  DC Area, 2/7/2017

Gyrfalcon (2) Falco rusticolus
  February 6 Calgary Bird Alert
  NYC Area RBA: 3 February 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 27 January 2017
  January 20 Calgary Bird Alert

Thayer's Gull (2) Larus thayeri
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 26 Jan 2017
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 26 Jan 2017

Iceland Gull (2) Larus glaucoides
  RBA: Eastern MA 02/17/17
  NYC Area RBA: 17 February 2017
  NY Hudson Mohawk February 15
  DC Area, 2/14/2017 - CORRECTED
  DC Area, 2/14/2017
  RBA: Eastern MA 02/10/17
  NYC Area RBA: 10 February 2017
  Eastern PA Birdline: 2/10/2017
  DC Area, 2/7/2017
  Eastern PA Birdline: 2/4/2017
  NYC Area RBA: 3 February 2017
  Iowa RBA: 2-3-17
  NY Hudson Mohawk February 1
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/27/17
  NY Hudson Mohawk January 25
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 26 Jan 2017
  Re: Western MA RBA, 1/26/17
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 26 Jan 2017
  DC Area, 1/24/2017
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 14 January 2017 (two weeks)
  NYC Area RBA: 20 January 2017

Yellow-footed Gull (2) Larus livens
  Los Angeles RBA- 10 February 2017

Dovekie (2) Alle alle
  DC Area, 2/14/2017 - CORRECTED
  DC Area, 2/14/2017
  RBA: Eastern MA 02/10/17
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, February 10th, 2017
  DC Area, 2/7/2017
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/27/17
  NYC Area RBA: 27 January 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 20 January 2017

Ancient Murrelet (2) Synthliboramphus antiquus
  DC Area, 2/7/2017

Snowy Owl (2) Nyctea scandiaca
  NY Hudson Mohawk February 15
  NYC Area RBA: 10 February 2017
  Iowa RBA: 2-10-17
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 2-10-17
  NY Hudson Mohawk February 8
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 28 January 2017 (two weeks)
  RBA: Eastern MA 02/03/17
  Iowa RBA: 2-3-17
  NY Hudson Mohawk February 1
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/27/17
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 26 Jan 2017
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 26 Jan 2017
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 14 January 2017 (two weeks)
  Iowa RBA: 1-20-17

Long-eared Owl (2) Asio otus
  RBA: Eastern MA 02/17/17
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, February 3rd, 2017
  January 20 Calgary Bird Alert

Short-eared Owl (2) Asio flammeus
  Los Angeles RBA- 17 February 2017
  NY Hudson Mohawk February 15
  RBA: Eastern MA 02/10/17
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, February 10th, 2017
  DC Area, 2/7/2017
  RBA: Eastern MA 02/03/17
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, February 3rd, 2017
  NY Hudson Mohawk February 1
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/27/17
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 27th, 2017
  NY Hudson Mohawk January 25
  DC Area, 1/24/2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 20th, 2017

Northern Saw-whet Owl (2) Aegolius acadicus
  RBA: Eastern MA 02/03/17
  RBA: Eastern MA 01/27/17

Green Kingfisher (2) Chloroceryle americana
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 27 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 January 2017

Black-backed Woodpecker (2) Picoides arcticus
  February 6 Calgary Bird Alert

Dusky-capped Flycatcher (2) Myiarchus tuberculifer
  Los Angeles RBA- 17 February 2017
  Los Angeles RBA- 20 January 2017

Tropical Kingbird (2) Tyrannus melancholicus
  Los Angeles RBA- 17 February 2017
  Los Angeles RBA- 10 February 2017
  Los Angeles RBA- 3 February 2017
  Los Angeles RBA- 20 January 2017

Gray Vireo (2) Vireo vicinior
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 February 2017

Painted Redstart (2) Myioborus pictus
  Los Angeles RBA- 17 February 2017
  Los Angeles RBA- 3 February 2017
  Los Angeles RBA- 27 January 2017
  Los Angeles RBA- 20 January 2017

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 27 January 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 20 January 2017

McCown's Longspur (2) Calcarius mccownii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 February 2017

Varied Bunting (2) Passerina versicolor
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 February 2017

White-winged Crossbill (2) Loxia leucoptera
  Iowa RBA: 2-3-17