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.


Pink-footed Goose (4) Anser brachyrhynchus
  RBA: Eastern MA 12/02/16
  NYC Area RBA: 1 December 2016
  RBA: Eastern MA 11/18/16
  RBA: Eastern MA 11/11/16
  NYC Area RBA: 11 November 2016

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 November 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 18 November 2016

Rufous-capped Warbler (4) Basileuterus rufifrons
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 November 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 18 November 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 11 November 2016

Streak-backed Oriole (4) Icterus pustulatus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 November 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 25 November 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 18 November 2016

Eurasian Wigeon (3) Anas penelope
  DC Area, 12/6/2016
  DC Area, 11/29/2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 25th, 2016
  DC Area, 11/22/2016
  DC Area, 11/15/2016
  NYC Area RBA: 11 November 2016

Tufted Duck (3) Aythya fuligula
  RBA: Eastern MA 12/02/16
  RBA: Eastern MA 11/11/16

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (3) Calidris acuminata
  Los Angeles RBA- 24 November 2016
  Los Angeles RBA- 18 November 2016

Ruff (3) Philomachus pugnax
  Eastern PA Birdline: 11/18/2016

Little Gull (3) Larus minutus
  NYC Area RBA: 1 December 2016
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 17 Nov 2016
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 17 Nov 2016
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 28 October 2016 (two weeks)

Black-headed Gull (3) Larus ridibundus
  DC Area, 12/6/2016
  DC Area, 11/29/2016
  DC Area, 11/22/2016
  DC Area, 11/15/2016

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3) Larus fuscus
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, December 2nd, 2016
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 25th, 2016
  November 24 Calgary Bird Alert
  Iowa RBA: 11-22-16 (Shortened Thanksgiving Edition)
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 11-22-16 (Shortened Thanksgiving Edition)
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 18th, 2016
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 11-18-16
  Iowa RBA: 11-18-16
  Novermber 14 Calgary Bird Alert
  RBA: Eastern MA 11/11/16
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 11th, 2016
  Iowa RBA: 11-11-16
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 11-11-16

Rufous-backed Robin (3) Turdus rufopalliatus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 November 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 25 November 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 18 November 2016

Gyrfalcon (2) Falco rusticolus
  November 24 Calgary Bird Alert

Piping Plover (2) Charadrius melodus
  DC Area, 12/6/2016
  DC Area, 11/29/2016
  DC Area, 11/22/2016
  DC Area, 11/15/2016

Thayer's Gull (2) Larus thayeri
  December 5 Calgary Bird Alert
  November 24 Calgary Bird Alert
  Novermber 14 Calgary Bird Alert

Iceland Gull (2) Larus glaucoides
  DC Area, 12/6/2016
  November 24 Calgary Bird Alert

Snowy Owl (2) Nyctea scandiaca
  NY Hudson Mohawk November 23
  RBA: Eastern MA 11/18/16
  Novermber 14 Calgary Bird Alert

Northern Hawk Owl (2) Surnia ulula
  November 24 Calgary Bird Alert
  Novermber 14 Calgary Bird Alert

Great Gray Owl (2) Strix nebulosa
  December 5 Calgary Bird Alert
  November 24 Calgary Bird Alert

Long-eared Owl (2) Asio otus
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 11th, 2016

Short-eared Owl (2) Asio flammeus
  NY Hudson Mohawk December 7
  DC Area, 12/6/2016
  December 5 Calgary Bird Alert
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, December 2nd, 2016
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 25 November 2016 (two weeks)
  NY Hudson Mohawk November 23
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 28 October 2016 (two weeks)
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 11th, 2016

Northern Saw-whet Owl (2) Aegolius acadicus
  RBA: Eastern MA 12/02/16
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 25 November 2016 (two weeks)
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 4 November 2016
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 28 October 2016 (two weeks)

Green Kingfisher (2) Chloroceryle americana
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 November 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 25 November 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 18 November 2016

Black-backed Woodpecker (2) Picoides arcticus
  December 5 Calgary Bird Alert
  November 24 Calgary Bird Alert

Dusky-capped Flycatcher (2) Myiarchus tuberculifer
  Los Angeles RBA- 2 December 2016

Tropical Kingbird (2) Tyrannus melancholicus
  Los Angeles RBA- 2 December 2016
  Eastern PA Birdline: 11/25/2016
  Los Angeles RBA- 24 November 2016
  Los Angeles RBA- 18 November 2016
  Eastern PA Birdline: 11/18/2016
  Los Angeles RBA- 11 November 2016

Thick-billed Kingbird (2) Tyrannus crassirostris
  Los Angeles RBA- 24 November 2016
  Los Angeles RBA- 11 November 2016

Gray Kingbird (2) Tyrannus dominicensis
  DC Area, 11/22/2016

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

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 3 November 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 25 November 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 18 November 2016
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 11 November 2016