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.


Wedge-rumped Storm-Petrel (5) Oceanodroma tethys
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 9 September 2016

Tufted Flycatcher (5) Mitrephanes phaeocercus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 16 September 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 9 September 2016

Wood Warbler (5) Phylloscopus sibilatrix
  NYC Area RBA: 16 September 2016

Wedge-tailed Shearwater (4) Puffinus pacificus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 9 September 2016

Buff-collared Nightjar (4) Caprimulgus ridgwayi
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 16 September 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 9 September 2016

Plain-capped Starthroat (4) Heliomaster constantii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 16 September 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 9 September 2016

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 23 September 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 16 September 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 9 September 2016

Rufous-capped Warbler (4) Basileuterus rufifrons
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 16 September 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 9 September 2016

Brown Booby (3) Sula leucogaster
  NYC Area RBA: 9 September 2016

Eurasian Wigeon (3) Anas penelope
  DC Area, 9/27/2016

Red-necked Stint (3) Calidris ruficollis
  Southeastern CA RBA: September 15, 2016
  Southeastern CA RBA: September 8, 2016

Ruff (3) Philomachus pugnax
  NY Hudson Mohawk September 28
  Eastern PA Birdline: 9/24/2016
  NY Hudson Mohawk September 14
  RBA: Eastern MA 09/09/16
  Southeastern CA RBA: September 8, 2016

Little Gull (3) Larus minutus
  September 26 Calgary Bird Alert
  Iowa RBA: 9-9-16
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 9-9-16

Black-headed Gull (3) Larus ridibundus
  RBA: Eastern MA 09/16/16

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3) Larus fuscus
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 23rd, 2016
  Eastern PA Birdline: 9/24/2016
  NYC Area RBA: 23 September 2016
  Iowa RBA: 9-23-16
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 9-23-16
  MN/Duluth RBA 23 September 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 16th, 2016
  NYC Area RBA: 16 September 2016
  September 15 Calgary Bird Alert
  Southeastern CA RBA: September 15, 2016
  RBA, New Hampshire, September 12, 2016
  NYC Area RBA: 9 September 2016
  RBA: Eastern MA 09/09/16
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 9th, 2016

Ruddy Ground-Dove (3) Columbina talpacoti
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 23 September 2016

White-eared Hummingbird (3) Hylocharis leucotis
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 16 September 2016

Black-capped Petrel (2) Pterodroma hasitata
  DC Area, 9/13/2016
  NYC Area RBA: 9 September 2016

Manx Shearwater (2) Puffinus puffinus
  NYC Area RBA: 9 September 2016

Black Storm-Petrel (2) Oceanodroma melania
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 16 September 2016

Least Storm-Petrel (2) Oceanodroma microsoma
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 9 September 2016

Zone-tailed Hawk (2) Buteo albonotatus
  Southeastern CA RBA: September 8, 2016

Piping Plover (2) Charadrius melodus
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 16 September 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 23rd, 2016
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 9 September 2016 (two weeks)
  RBA: Eastern MA 09/16/16
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 16th, 2016
  DC Area, 9/13/2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 9th, 2016

Thayer's Gull (2) Larus thayeri
  September 26 Calgary Bird Alert

Short-eared Owl (2) Asio flammeus
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 22 September 2016

Lucifer Hummingbird (2) Calothorax lucifer
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 23 September 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 16 September 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 9 September 2016

Black-backed Woodpecker (2) Picoides arcticus
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 8 September 2016

Tropical Kingbird (2) Tyrannus melancholicus
  Los Angeles RBA- 23 September 2016

Northern Wheatear (2) Oenanthe oenanthe
  RBA: Eastern MA 09/16/16

Golden-winged Warbler (2) Vermivora chrysoptera
  DC Area, 9/27/2016
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 9 September 2016 (two weeks)
  Western MA RBA 9/20/16
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 16th, 2016
  NYC Area RBA: 16 September 2016
  DC Area, 9/13/2016
  NYC Area RBA: 9 September 2016
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 8 September 2016

Connecticut Warbler (2) Oporornis agilis
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 23 September 2016
  NY Hudson Mohawk September 28
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 16 September 2016
  DC Area, 9/27/2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 23rd, 2016
  Eastern PA Birdline: 9/24/2016
  NYC Area RBA: 23 September 2016
  MN/Detroit Lakes - 22 September 2016
  NY Hudson Mohawk September 21
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 9 September 2016 (two weeks)
  Western MA RBA 9/20/16
  RBA: Eastern MA 09/16/16
  NYC Area RBA: 16 September 2016
  September 15 Calgary Bird Alert
  MN/Duluth RBA 15 September 2016
  Central PA Birdline for 9.15.2016
  NY Hudson Mohawk September 14
  DC Area, 9/13/2016
  NYC Area RBA: 9 September 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 9th, 2016
  Central PA Birdline for 9.8.2016

Painted Redstart (2) Myioborus pictus
  Los Angeles RBA- 23 September 2016

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 23 September 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 16 September 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 9 September 2016