Report a Rare Bird

NARBA provides rapid reports of rare birds in the U.S. and Canada. We report ABA Code 4 and 5 birds, as well as a few Code 3 birds that are particularly hard to find in North America. NARBA relies on reports from members, eBird and various local listservs to provide reports to our members. Please send your rare bird reports to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Drew at (484) 334-2789. Please provide the location and observation date, plus a phone number where we can reach you for further details, if needed.

Below you can see a list of all of the birds that we report, although certain ABA Code 3 species are only reported depending on their location. Some species are regular breeders in Alaska or in southern Texas, for example, and so are only reported outside of those areas.

Birders want to know about rare birds, so we suggest that you also report rarities to eBird.org and the appropriate Local Rare Bird Alerts.

Birds reported on the TX Rare Bird Alert include birds listed on the Texas Review List as well as birds of special interest. Reports for the Texas RBA should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NARBA Rare Birds

Waterfowl
Loons and Grebes
Flamingos
Albatrosses, Petrels, and Shearwaters
Storm-Petrels
Tropicbirds
Storks
Frigatebirds, Boobies, and Gannets
Herons, Ibis, and Allies
Vultures, Hawks, and Allies
Rails, Gallinules, and Allies
Finfoots
Cranes
Shorebirds
Skuas and Jaegers
Alcids
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers
Pigeons and Doves
Cuckoos
Owls
Nightjars
Swifts
Hummingbirds
Trogons and Quetzals
Kingfishers
Bee-eaters, Rollers, and Allies
Woodpeckers
Falcons and Caracaras
Parrots, Parakeets, and Macaws
Elaenias, Tyrannulets, and Allies
Pewees, Kingbirds, and Allies
Becards, Tityras, and Allies
Shrikes
Vireos
Jays, Magpies, Crows, and Ravens
Martins and Swallows
Chickadees and Titmice
Wrens
Gnatcatchers
Leaf-Warblers
Reed-Warblers and Allies
Grassbirds and Allies
Sylvids
Old World Flycatchers
Thrushes
Catbirds, Mockingbirds, and Thrashers
Accentors
Wagtails and Pipits
Silky-flycatchers
Longspurs and Snow Buntings
Wood-Warblers
Tanagers and Allies
Sparrows and other Emberizids
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, and Allies
Blackbirds
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies