Welcome to the BBRC

The BBRC is the official adjudicator of rare bird records in Britain. It publishes its annual report in the monthly journal British Birds.

These web pages supplement the Annual Report and also enable birders worldwide to keep abreast with the latest committee news.

News

Updated WIP – June 2020

Published on 19 June 2020

The BBRC’s WIP (Work in Progress) file has been updated (19 June 2020). The decisions listed here will form the basis of the annual rarities report for 2019 due to be published later this year in BB. Many thanks to all county recorders and those who have submitted records. Your efforts are much appreciated. Stay […]

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Updated WIP file – March 2020

Published on 29 March 2020

An updated ‘Work in Progress’ file is available (30 March 2020). Thank you very much to all rarity finders, submitters, and county recorders for recently submitted records. We are working hard to process these for publication in the annual rarities report in BB later this year. There are still a number of records not yet […]

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Updated WIP file – Dec 2019

Published on 27 November 2019

An updated ‘Work in Progress’ file is available (at 13 December 2019). We look forward to receiving submissions for rarities not currently in the system. Thanks to all rarity finders, submitters, and county recorders for your help in this on-going task! This file contains ‘active’ records, and so does not tend to feature records (unless […]

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BBRC reaches 60 years!

Published on 09 August 2019

The BBRC was formed in 1959 – meaning this year marks 60 years of record assessment. We are grateful to have received birthday wishes from a host of other groups and national committees, listed here: Since its foundation in 1993, the Association of European Records and Rarities Committees – AERC has always been able to […]

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Updated WIP file – Aug 2019

Published on 02 August 2019

An updated WIP file has details of latest BBRC decisions and submissions (at 02 Aug 2019). The decisions listed here will form the basis of the 2018 Rarities Report due to be published in the October 2019 issue of BB. Any outstanding records of rarities from 2018 or earlier can still be submitted – these will […]

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