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

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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The following species is now reinstated to the BBRC list: Ferruginous Duck   Ferruginous Duck is in decline internationally and of increasing conservation concern; BBRC will continue to work closely with county recorders to ensure a robust assessment with respect to provenance of individual birds.   The following species have been removed from the BBRC […]

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Farewell to I. James Ferguson-Lees

Published on 13 January 2017

We recently learned the sad news that James Ferguson-Lees passed away in early January 2017. He was executive editor of British Birds for 19 years from 1954 and oversaw a number of major innovations during that time and was instrumental in the establishment of both the Rarities Committee and the Rare Breeding Birds Panel. A […]

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Updated texts for warblers and Long-tailed Tit have now been added under ‘Species Information’

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New subspecies accounts added

Published on 30 March 2015

New rare subspecies accounts for ‘Treecreeper to Stonechat’ and ‘Wagtails to Buntings’ now added to ‘Species Information’ pages.

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