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.


Barnacle Goose (5) Branta leucopsis
  NYC Area RBA: 24 February 2017

Tufted Flycatcher (5) Mitrephanes phaeocercus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 31 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 March 2017

Wood Warbler (5) Phylloscopus sibilatrix
  Eastern PA Birdline: 4/1/2017

Pink-footed Goose (4) Anser brachyrhynchus
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, March 31st, 2017
  DC Area, 3/28/2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, March 24th, 2017
  DC Area, 3/14/2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, March 17th, 2017
  DC Area, 3/7/2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, March 10th, 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 24 February 2017

Buff-collared Nightjar (4) Caprimulgus ridgwayi
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 March 2017

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (4) Polioptila nigriceps
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 31 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 February 2017

Rufous-capped Warbler (4) Basileuterus rufifrons
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 31 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 February 2017

Streak-backed Oriole (4) Icterus pustulatus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 31 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 February 2017

Brown Booby (3) Sula leucogaster
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, March 31st, 2017

Eurasian Wigeon (3) Anas penelope
  NYC Area RBA: 31 March 2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, March 31st, 2017
  DC Area, 3/28/2017
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 25 March 2017 (two weeks)
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, March 24th, 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 24 March 2017
  NY Hudson Mohawk March 15
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 25 February 2017 (two weeks)
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 March 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 17 March 2017
  DC Area, 3/7/2017
  NYC Area RBA: 10 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 March 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 24 February 2017
  Los Angeles RBA- 24 February 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 February 2017

Tufted Duck (3) Aythya fuligula
  RBA: Eastern MA 03/24/17
  RBA: Eastern MA 03/17/17
  RBA: Eastern MA 02/24/17

Little Gull (3) Larus minutus
  DC Area, 3/28/2017
  DC Area, 3/14/2017
  NYC Area RBA: 24 February 2017

Black-headed Gull (3) Larus ridibundus
  NYC Area RBA: 31 March 2017
  DC Area, 3/28/2017
  NYC Area RBA: 24 March 2017
  DC Area, 3/14/2017
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 16 Mar 2017
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 16 Mar 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 24 February 2017

Lesser Black-backed Gull (3) Larus fuscus
  NYC Area RBA: 31 March 2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, March 31st, 2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, March 24th, 2017
  RBA: Eastern MA 03/17/17
  Los Angeles RBA- 17 March 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 17 March 2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, March 17th, 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 10 March 2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, March 10th, 2017
  Los Angeles RBA- 24 February 2017
  Iowa RBA: 2-24-17
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 2-24-17
  Re: Western MA RBA, 2/22/17
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 11 February 2017 (two weeks)

Slaty-backed Gull (3) Larus schistisagus
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 11 March 2017 (two weeks)
  Los Angeles RBA- 24 February 2017
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 11 February 2017 (two weeks)

Ruddy Ground-Dove (3) Columbina talpacoti
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 February 2017

Rufous-backed Robin (3) Turdus rufopalliatus
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 February 2017

Chukar (2) Alectoris chukar
  DC Area, 3/14/2017

Piping Plover (2) Charadrius melodus
  NYC Area RBA: 31 March 2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, March 31st, 2017
  RBA: Eastern MA 03/24/17
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, March 17th, 2017
  DC Area, 3/7/2017
  NYC Area RBA: 10 March 2017

Thayer's Gull (2) Larus thayeri
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 23 Mar 2017
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 23 Mar 2017
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 11 February 2017 (two weeks)

Iceland Gull (2) Larus glaucoides
  NY Hudson Mohawk March 29
  NYC Area RBA: 31 March 2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, March 31st, 2017
  DC Area, 3/28/2017
  RBA: Eastern MA 03/24/17
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, March 24th, 2017
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 23 Mar 2017
  Eastern PA Birdline: 3/24/2017
  NYC Area RBA: 24 March 2017
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 23 Mar 2017
  RBA: Eastern MA 03/17/17
  NYC Area RBA: 17 March 2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, March 17th, 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 10 March 2017
  Los Angeles RBA- 8 March 2017
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, March 10th, 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 24 February 2017
  Los Angeles RBA- 24 February 2017
  Iowa RBA: 2-24-17
  [ia-bird] Iowa RBA: 2-24-17
  NY Hudson Mohawk February 22
  Re: Western MA RBA, 2/22/17
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 11 February 2017 (two weeks)

Yellow-footed Gull (2) Larus livens
  Los Angeles RBA- 17 March 2017
  Los Angeles RBA- 24 February 2017

Dovekie (2) Alle alle
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, March 31st, 2017
  NYC Area RBA: 24 February 2017

Snowy Owl (2) Nyctea scandiaca
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 25 March 2017 (two weeks)
  RBA: Eastern MA 03/24/17
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 23 Mar 2017
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 23 Mar 2017
  Feb. 23 Calgary Bird Alert
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 23 Feb 2017
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 23 Feb 2017
  NY Hudson Mohawk February 22

Great Gray Owl (2) Strix nebulosa
  NY Hudson Mohawk March 8
  NYC Area RBA: 24 February 2017

Short-eared Owl (2) Asio flammeus
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 25 March 2017 (two weeks)
  RBA: Eastern MA 03/24/17
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 23 Mar 2017
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 23 Mar 2017
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 11 March 2017 (two weeks)
  RBA western Pennsylvania, 25 February 2017 (two weeks)
  NY Hudson Mohawk March 8
  RBA: Birdline Delaware, March 10th, 2017
  RBA: Eastern MA 02/24/17
  [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 23 Feb 2017
  RBA Buffalo Bird Report 23 Feb 2017
  NY Hudson Mohawk February 22

Lucifer Hummingbird (2) Calothorax lucifer
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 31 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 March 2017

Green Kingfisher (2) Chloroceryle americana
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 February 2017

Black-backed Woodpecker (2) Picoides arcticus
  Feb. 23 Calgary Bird Alert

Dusky-capped Flycatcher (2) Myiarchus tuberculifer
  Los Angeles RBA- 17 March 2017
  Los Angeles RBA- 24 February 2017

Tropical Kingbird (2) Tyrannus melancholicus
  Los Angeles RBA- 24 February 2017

Thick-billed Kingbird (2) Tyrannus crassirostris
  Los Angeles RBA- 8 March 2017
  Los Angeles RBA- 24 February 2017

White Wagtail (2) Motacilla alba
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 31 March 2017

Painted Redstart (2) Myioborus pictus
  Los Angeles RBA- 24 February 2017

Baird's Sparrow (2) Ammodramus bairdii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 31 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 17 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 10 March 2017
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 February 2017

McCown's Longspur (2) Calcarius mccownii
  RBA Tucson, AZ - 24 February 2017

Smith's Longspur (2) Calcarius pictus
  RBA: Eastern MA 03/24/17
  RBA: Eastern MA 03/17/17