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 – 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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2016 Report & Updated WIP

Published on 04 October 2017

An updated WIP file  has details of latest BBRC decisions and submissions (at 4 October 2017). These decisions have recently been published in BB in the 2016 rarities report – we hope you enjoy reading the details of an exceptional year!  If you happen to notice a 2016 record that is not listed in the report or […]

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