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.


Wood Warbler (5) Phylloscopus sibilatrix
  DC Area, 8/12/2014 - CORRECTED

White-faced Storm-Petrel (4) Pelagodroma marina
  NYC Area RBA: 15 August 2014

Plain-capped Starthroat (4) Heliomaster constantii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 August 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 August 2014

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 August 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 August 2014

Rufous-capped Warbler (4) Basileuterus rufifrons
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 August 2014

Curlew Sandpiper (3) Calidris ferruginea
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/22/14

Little Gull (3) Larus minutus
  NYC Area RBA: 15 August 2014
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/15/14
  Iowa RBA: 8-15-14
  RBA, New Hampshire, August 13, 2014

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3) Larus fuscus
  Maine RBA - August 22, 2014
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, August 23, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 22 August 2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, August 22nd, 2014
  RBA: New Jersey, Aug. 21, 2014
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, August 16, 2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, August 15th, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 15 August 2014
  RBA, New Hampshire, August 13, 2014

White-eared Hummingbird (3) Hylocharis leucotis
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 August 2014

Manx Shearwater (2) Puffinus puffinus
  RBA, New Hampshire, August 20, 2014
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/15/14

Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (2) Oceanodroma castro
  DC Area, 8/26/2014
  NYC Area RBA: 15 August 2014

Gray Hawk (2) Buteo nitidus
  NM RBA 8/25/2014
  NM RBA 8/18/2014

Short-tailed Hawk (2) Buteo brachyurus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 August 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 August 2014

Spruce Grouse (2) Falcipennis canadensis
  RBA, New Hampshire, August 26, 2014

Yellow Rail (2) Coturnicops noveboracensis
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, August 15th, 2014

Piping Plover (2) Charadrius melodus
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, August 23, 2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, August 22nd, 2014
  DC Area, 8/19/2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, August 15th, 2014
  RBA: Eastern MA 08/15/14
  Iowa RBA: 8-15-14
  DC Area, 8/12/2014 - CORRECTED

South Polar Skua (2) Stercorarius maccormicki
  Maine RBA - August 22, 2014

Roseate Tern (2) Sterna dougallii
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, August 23, 2014
  RBA, New Hampshire, August 20, 2014
  RBA: Rhode Island, August 17, 2014
  RBA, New Hampshire, August 13, 2014

Bridled Tern (2) Sterna anaethetus
  DC Area, 8/26/2014
  NYC Area RBA: 15 August 2014

Northern Hawk Owl (2) Surnia ulula
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 21 August 2014

Short-eared Owl (2) Asio flammeus
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 21 August 2014

Lucifer Hummingbird (2) Calothorax lucifer
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 August 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 August 2014

Green Kingfisher (2) Chloroceryle americana
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 August 2014

Dusky-capped Flycatcher (2) Myiarchus tuberculifer
  Los Angeles RBA- 22 August 2014

Golden-winged Warbler (2) Vermivora chrysoptera
  DC Area, 8/26/2014
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, August 23, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 22 August 2014
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 21 August 2014
  RBA: New Jersey, Aug. 21, 2014
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, August 16, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 15 August 2014
  DC Area, 8/12/2014 - CORRECTED

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 22 August 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 15 August 2014