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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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 information on BBRC’s position on rare forms of Common Eider has now been uploaded to the ‘Swans to Ducks’ page under ‘Species Information’.

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Missing Records from 2012

Published on 12 April 2013

At this time of year we try to chase down the few missing records that we have not yet received, especially those for which there is a photograph. This year there are 26, although if we ignored the Glossy ibis and the Cat D species then it is just 18. Here they are. Ref.No. Species […]

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