Although not published for a number of years, the ‘sister’ report to BBRC’s “Rare Birds in Great Britain” report is the “Scarce Migrant Report”. This will now be published in British Birds as a major set of articles, over the next 6 months covering Scarce Migrants from 2004 to 2010 inclusive. It will be published […]

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2013 Carl Zeiss Award

Published on 19 June 2013

At the 2013 BBRC AGM in Conwy we discussed the parameters and reasons for selecting the winning entry.  The ‘rules’ say that Images are to be judged as those most instructive in helping the BBRC’s assessment.  We agreed that it is perfectly acceptable to consider images that have been imperative in clinching the identification, as […]

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Is the pattern of rarities changing?

Published on 10 June 2013

Just an observation: As part of my method to keep an check on submissions coming in to BBRC I have an expected  pattern of numbers (of rare birds) that will occur in each month, based on what has happened in previous years. Then as records come in I can compare the number expected with what […]

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