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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New Work-in-Progress file: 4 Apr 2019

Published on 05 April 2019

An updated WIP file has details of latest BBRC decisions and submissions (at 04 Apr 2019). Please can all interested parties check the file carefully and send in any currently non-submitted records, either to the relevant county/national recorder or direct to BBRC.  Good progress is being made with 2018 records which will ensure the annual BBRC […]

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BBRC list changes, 1 Jan 2019

Published on 01 April 2019

LESSER YELLOWLEGS and ARCTIC WARBLER have been removed from the BBRC list. Both these species now satisfy the relevant criteria for change of status, i.e. they both average more than 10 records per year over the most recent decade and show sufficiently low variation in annual totals. Records of Lesser Yellowlegs and Arctic Warbler from 1 […]

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New Work-in-Progress file – 9 Dec 2018

Published on 09 December 2018

An updated WIP file has details of latest BBRC decisions and submissions (at 09 Dec 2018). Please check the file carefully and send in details of any currently non-submitted records either to the relevant county recorder or direct to BBRC. We especially look forward to receiving submissions for any 2018 records that are not listed here – that […]

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New Work-In-Progress file – 20 June 2018

Published on 20 June 2018

An updated WIP file has details of latest BBRC decisions and submissions (at 20 June 2018).

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New voting member for BBRC

Published on 07 May 2018

BBRC is seeking a new voting member in 2018, to replace Chris Batty. Chris joined BBRC in 2007 and will thus have completed an 11-year stint on the Committee by his retirement in August. His contribution has been characterised by a forensic eye for detail, detailed knowledge of just about every identification feature of all […]

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Updated WIP File ~ February 2018

Published on 13 February 2018

An Updated WIP file has details of latest BBRC decisions and submissions (at 12 February 2018). If you see any 2017 records not listed in this latest WIP file,  please submit or source a description as soon as possible to ensure it can be listed in the annual report in BB later this year.  Email […]

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All subspecies accounts updated

Published on 08 December 2017

All the subspecies accounts (under ‘Subspecies Information’) have now been updated to reflect IOC taxonomy and our evolving knowledge of status and identification, recent acceptances, changes in assessment policy and evidence requirements etc.  

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