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.


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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