Election Result

Published on 06 February 2001

BBRC are pleased to announce that, following a recent ballot of County Records Committees and Bird Observatories organised by ACRE and BBRC, Brian Small from Suffolk has been appointed as the new member of the committee as from 1st April 2001. We are delighted to welcome him onto the committee and are sure he will […]

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Election Announcement

Published on 09 December 2000

Following the request for nominations for BBRC membership published in the September issue of British Birds (93: 433), BBRC are pleased to announce that there will be an election for the new member for 2001. The two nominees are Steve Votier and Brian Small, both birders of the highest calibre with a sound working knowledge […]

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Election of a new member

Published on 10 September 2000

Andy Stoddart, as the longest serving member of BBRC, is due to retire on 1st April 2001. Andy has been a member of BBRC since 1993 and has helped us enormously with his extensive knowledge of bird identification, particularly of Eastern Palearctic passerines. We are now seeking a replacement with the usual attributes required for […]

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The Slender-billed Curlew

Published on 05 August 2000

Members of BBRC have now examined the skins or photographs of the skins of most relevant specimens of Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris held in museums in Western Europe. We are indebted to Didier Vangeluwe for his assistance in this matter. We have concentrated on that small number in 1st summer plumage and a working paper […]

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Cachinans Gull records

Published on 01 July 2000

BBRC is aware that this form is being reported with increasing frequency in Britain though as yet is has not been formally admitted to the British List. This would require a record or records to be accepted by both BBRC and BOURC. We are aware that various individuals have been well documented (e.g. Garner et […]

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The Slender-billed Curlew

Published on 13 April 1999

The record of Slender-billed Curlew reported from Druridge Pools, Northumberland on 4th-7th May 1998 has aroused a lot of interest both nationally and internationally. Because of this, and because of some of the rumours we all hear, BBRC wishes to tell everyone of the progress of the record and why we believe that the assessment […]

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Following information provided by the RSPB, BBRC decided, at the last AGM, to stop considering White-tailed Eagles from 1st January 1999. In the last few years there have been at least 34 eagles fledged in Scotland which have not been wing-tagged and this number represents a fair proportion of the successful fledglings. Recent research from […]

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Kumlien’s Gull

Published on 12 October 1998

BBRC will not consider records from 1st Jan 1999. Following the summer meeting of the BBRC at Portland we have decided that we will no longer consider records of Kumlien’s Gull Larus glaucoides kumlieni from 1st January 1999. BBRC feels that there are a number of problems with this form: Since the recent interest in […]

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New species considered by the Committee

Published on 01 July 1998

It has always been the policy of the BBRC that the list of species they consider is not unchangeable. Species that have become more common are taken off the list but species can also be re-admitted if suitable circumstances arise. The development of the scarce migrant database of the United Kingdom and Ireland by Peter […]

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