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, 9/9/2014

Blue-footed Booby (4) Sula nebouxii
  Southeastern CA RBA: September 11, 2014

Plain-capped Starthroat (4) Heliomaster constantii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 12 September 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 5 September 2014

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 12 September 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 5 September 2014

Flesh-footed Shearwater (3) Puffinus carneipes
  N. Calif. BirdBox 12 September 14

Red-billed Tropicbird (3) Phaethon aethereus
  Los Angeles RBA- 12 September 2014

Masked Booby (3) Sula dactylatra
  N. Calif. BirdBox 04 September 14

Brown Booby (3) Sula leucogaster
  Los Angeles RBA- 12 September 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 5 September 2014

Ruff (3) Philomachus pugnax
  DC Area, 9/9/2014

Great Skua (3) Stercorarius skua
  Maine RBA - September 5, 2014
  [Maine-birds] Maine RBA - September 5, 2014

Little Gull (3) Larus minutus
  Iowa RBA: 9-12-14
  Maine RBA - September 5, 2014
  [Maine-birds] Maine RBA - September 5, 2014

Black-headed Gull (3) Larus ridibundus
  Maine RBA - September 5, 2014
  [Maine-birds] Maine RBA - September 5, 2014

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3) Larus fuscus
  RBA, New Hampshire, September 16, 2014
  RBA: Rhode Island, September 14, 2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 12th, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 12 September 2014
  RBA, New Hampshire, September 9, 2014
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, September 6, 2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 5th, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 5 September 2014
  RBA, New Hampshire, September 2, 2014

White-eared Hummingbird (3) Hylocharis leucotis
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 12 September 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 5 September 2014

Least Grebe (2) Tachybaptus dominicus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 12 September 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 5 September 2014

Buller's Shearwater (2) Puffinus bulleri
  N. Calif. BirdBox 12 September 14
  N. Calif. BirdBox 04 September 14

Manx Shearwater (2) Puffinus puffinus
  N. Calif. BirdBox 12 September 14
  RBA: Eastern MA 09/12/14

Black-vented Shearwater (2) Puffinus opisthomelas
  N. Calif. BirdBox 12 September 14
  N. Calif. BirdBox 04 September 14

Ashy Storm-Petrel (2) Oceanodroma homochroa
  N. Calif. BirdBox 04 September 14

Black Storm-Petrel (2) Oceanodroma melania
  N. Calif. BirdBox 04 September 14

Gray Hawk (2) Buteo nitidus
  NM RBA 9/15/2014
  NM RBA 9/11/2014
  NM RBA 9/8/2014
  NM RBA 9/1/2014

Black Rail (2) Laterallus jamaicensis
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 12th, 2014

Piping Plover (2) Charadrius melodus
  RBA: Rhode Island, September 14, 2014
  DC Area, 9/9/2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 5th, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 5 September 2014
  RBA: New Jersey, Sept 4 2014
  DC Area, 9/2/2014
  RBA: Rhode Island, September 1, 2014

South Polar Skua (2) Stercorarius maccormicki
  N. Calif. BirdBox 12 September 14
  Maine RBA - September 5, 2014
  [Maine-birds] Maine RBA - September 5, 2014
  N. Calif. BirdBox 04 September 14

Roseate Tern (2) Sterna dougallii
  RBA: Rhode Island, September 14, 2014
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, September 6, 2014

Bridled Tern (2) Sterna anaethetus
  DC Area, 9/16/14
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, September 6, 2014

Long-eared Owl (2) Asio otus
  Re: RBA Western MA, 9/9/14

Short-eared Owl (2) Asio flammeus
  MN RBA 5 September 2014
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 4 September 2014

Lucifer Hummingbird (2) Calothorax lucifer
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 12 September 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 5 September 2014

Black-backed Woodpecker (2) Picoides arcticus
  RBA, New Hampshire, September 2, 2014

Golden-winged Warbler (2) Vermivora chrysoptera
  DC Area, 9/9/2014
  NYC Area RBA: 5 September 2014
  DC Area, 9/2/2014

Connecticut Warbler (2) Oporornis agilis
  Re: RBA Western MA. 9/15/14
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 12th, 2014
  RBA: Eastern MA 09/12/14
  NYC Area RBA: 12 September 2014
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 11 September 2014
  Central PA Birdline for 9.11.2014
  RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, September 6, 2014
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 5th, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 5 September 2014
  Central PA Birdline for 9.4.2014

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 12 September 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 5 September 2014

Yellow-eyed Junco (2) Junco phaeonotus
  NM RBA 9/15/2014

White-winged Crossbill (2) Loxia leucoptera
  RBA, New Hampshire, September 2, 2014