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.


Fork-tailed Flycatcher (4) Tyrannus savana
  RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 30, 2014

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 October 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 October 2014

Brown Booby (3) Sula leucogaster
  DC Area, 10/28/2014

Eurasian Wigeon (3) Anas penelope
  RBA: Eastern MA 10/31/14
  RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 30, 2014
  RBA, New Hampshire, October 28, 2014
  RBA: Eastern MA 10/24/14
  RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 23, 2014
  RBA: Rhode Island, October 23, 2014
  RBA, New Hampshire, October 22, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 17 October 2014

Ruff (3) Philomachus pugnax
  RBA: Eastern MA 10/31/14
  Southeastern CA RBA: October 30, 2014

Little Gull (3) Larus minutus
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 30 Oct 2014
  [Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 30 Oct 2014
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 30 Oct 2014
  [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 30 Oct 2014
  Iowa RBA: 10-24-14
  October 20 Calgary Bird Alert

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3) Larus fuscus
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, October 31st, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 31 October 2014
  MN/Duluth RBA 29 October 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 24 October 2014
  Iowa RBA: 10-24-14
  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

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

Yellow-green Vireo (3) Vireo flavoviridis
  N. Calif. BirdBox 25 October 14

Rufous-backed Robin (3) Turdus rufopalliatus
  Southeastern CA RBA: October 30, 2014

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

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

Black-vented Shearwater (2) Puffinus opisthomelas
  N. Calif. BirdBox 25 October 14

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

Spruce Grouse (2) Falcipennis canadensis
  MN/Duluth RBA 29 October 2014

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

Black Rail (2) Laterallus jamaicensis
  DC Area, 10/28/2014

Piping Plover (2) Charadrius melodus
  RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 30, 2014

Thayer's Gull (2) Larus thayeri
  MN/Duluth RBA 29 October 2014
  October 27 Calgary Bird Alert
  Southeastern CA RBA: October 23, 2014
  MN RBA 18 October 2014

Iceland Gull (2) Larus glaucoides
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, October 31st, 2014
  RBA: Eastern MA 10/31/14
  NYC Area RBA: 31 October 2014
  MN/Duluth RBA 29 October 2014

Groove-billed Ani (2) Crotophaga sulcirostris
  NM RBA 10/28/2014

Snowy Owl (2) Nyctea scandiaca
  RBA: Eastern MA 10/31/14
  MN/Duluth RBA 29 October 2014

Short-eared Owl (2) Asio flammeus
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, October 31st, 2014
  NYC Area RBA: 31 October 2014
  RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 30, 2014
  NY Hudson-Mohawk October 29
  NM RBA 10/28/2014

Northern Saw-whet Owl (2) Aegolius acadicus
  RBA: Eastern MA 10/31/14

Blue-throated Hummingbird (2) Lampornis clemenciae
  NM RBA 10/28/2014
  NM RBA 10/20/2014

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

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

Black-backed Woodpecker (2) Picoides arcticus
  October 27 Calgary Bird Alert

Tropical Kingbird (2) Tyrannus melancholicus
  Los Angeles RBA- 30 October 2014
  Los Angeles RBA- 24 October 2014

Bendire's Thrasher (2) Toxostoma bendirei
  N. Calif. BirdBox 25 October 14

Connecticut Warbler (2) Oporornis agilis
  NYC Area RBA: 24 October 2014
  Central PA Birdline for 10.23.2014

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 October 2014
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 October 2014

White-winged Crossbill (2) Loxia leucoptera
  NM RBA 10/28/2014
  NM RBA 10/20/2014

Lawrence's Goldfinch (2) Carduelis lawrencei
  N. Calif. BirdBox 25 October 14