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

  • Amethyst-throated Hummingbird
  • White-cheeked Starling
  • 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