BBRC appoints a new chairman

Published on 23 July 2007

After 18 years involvement with the British Birds Rarities Committee, the last 11 as chairman, Colin Bradshaw will retire in 31st March 2008. His outstanding managerial skills and vision have steered the committee through times of great and often difficult change. These have included unprecedented developments in identification and taxonomy, the move to electronic submission […]

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New chairman for BBRC

Published on 04 May 2007

On 1st April 2008, Colin Bradshaw will retire as chairman of BBRC after a total of 19 years on the committee, including 11 as chairman. We are seeking nominations for a new appointment to this administrative position. The successful candidate will be involved in setting the direction of and overseeing the development of BBRC during […]

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BBRC appoints Nigel Hudson as new secretary

Published on 19 March 2007

Following the sad death of Mike Rogers late last year after a quarter of a century of selfless service, BBRC has now appointed a new secretary. The specification set was extraordinarily demanding. The successful applicant was required to not only to be organised, knowledgeable, motivated, a communicator with good writing skills and a background in […]

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BBRC welcomes two new members

Published on 01 February 2007

At the end of this “voting year” Paul Harvey and John Martin will retire from BBRC. They will be difficult to replace after a decade of very hard and often difficult work. This year we were in the privileged position of having no less than 5 outstanding candidates for the 2 vacant positions, and the […]

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Election to the BBRC 2007

Published on 08 December 2006

Due to the impending retirement of Paul Harvey and John Martin from the BBRC in spring 2007 we are looking for two new member to start in April 2007. The following individuals have been nominated for the positions. Chris Batty: Lancs As well as a natural enthusiasm for rarities, Chris Batty is a trainee ringer, […]

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As many birders will already know, Mike Rogers, secretary of the British Birds Rarities Committee for a quarter of a century, sadly died earlier this year. His contribution to birding in Britain was immense, understated and rarely fully appreciated. Not only did he look after the administration of each of the thousand or so submissions […]

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For some years BBRC has been developing new strategies for records assessment, anticipating the impact of technology on the way observers want to submit records. This affects record management at a county as well as a national level, and many counties are already further down this road than BBRC. The last two or three years […]

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BBRC seeks 2 new members

Published on 11 September 2006

BBRC is seeking 2 new members to replace Paul Harvey and John Martin who are retiring after many years of outstanding service. The criteria for nominations are not changed from previous years: The prime qualifications of candidates are; A widely acknowledged expertise in identification, Proven reliability in the field A track record of high quality […]

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BBRC aim to go paperless for 2007 records

Published on 23 March 2006

At the 2006 AGM the British Birds Rarities Committee decided that it would become paperless for all records from 1st January 2007. Whilst we will continue to accept paper submissions from individuals after that date we hope that all counties and most individuals will be submitting by email or on a new web-based system. Any […]

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BBRC to come to NW for AGM

Published on 16 January 2006

The British Birds Rarities Committee are to come to Lancashire for their Annual General Meeting from 3rd – 5th March 2006. The meeting is to be held at the Hope Carr Environmental Centre at Leigh and, in common with all BBRC AGMs, we will hold open house for local birders on the Saturday night [4th […]

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