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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 information on BBRC’s position on Subalpine Warblers has now been uploaded to the ‘Warblers’ page under ‘Species Information’. See also the July 2014 issue of ‘British Birds’.

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Updated information on BBRC’s position on rare swans and geese has now been uploaded to the ‘Swans to Ducks’ page under ‘Species Information’.

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As the story below says, Andy Stoddart was appointed Vice Chairman at our recent AGM and a part of his role was to help with explaining BBRC’s position on new taxa, especially those within the RIACT umbrella. The first outcome of that is his article on Stonechats where new splits etc have created new taxa […]

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BBRC Appoints New Vice Chair

Published on 05 April 2014

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Andy Stoddart to the role of Vice Chair.  This position was confirmed at the recent BBRC AGM, held in March 2014.  Andy will principally assist the committee by preparing articles relating to the committee’s work, progressing work on RIACT taxa and assisting with research on difficult records.  […]

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The British Ornithologists’ Union Records Committee (BOURC) has removed Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris from the British List. Following a review by both BOURC and the British Birds Rarities Committee (BBRC), the identification of the bird seen at Druridge Bay, Northumberland, 4–7 May 1998 (sight record, photographed, video) (Br. Birds 95:  95: 272–278 & 279–299) is no longer […]

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