Note: Rare bird reports and submissions, along with documentation and with photographs where available, are circulated to all committee members for written response in advance. During the subsequent conference call, and after all written responses have been circulated, each submission is discussed in detail. Recommendations are made by consensus.
A total of 10 submissions involving 7 species were reviewed through written submissions for Round 22.
Reflecting the evolution of rare bird reporting and the now wide-spread use of digital photography by birders, newer submissions are frequently supported by photographs. However, the committee strongly encourages observers to continue to make careful field notes to support all submissions. These field notes often prove extremely important to the committee’s decision making even when apparently “good” photographs are provided.
A full account of all the decisions made by the committee, including records not accepted, will be published in an upcoming issue of our journal British Columbia Birds.
The following species were accepted to the Main Provincial List
Round 22 February/March 2018
Black-tailed Gull (04 May 2017 – Gingolx (Kincolith))
BCBRC #2018–04 Jeremy Gatten
Mottled Petrel (03 March 2012 – 29 nm southwest of Carmanah Point)
BCBRC #2018–05 Ryan Merrill, Scott Mills
Mottled Petrel (03 March 2012 – 40 nm southwest of Carmanah Point)
BCBRC #2018–06 Ryan Merrill, Scott Mills
Scripps’s Murrelet(2) (07 September 2016 – 48.248738, -125.799568, near Nitinat Canyon)
BCBRC #2018–08 Ryan Merrill
Scripps’s Murrelet(2) (07 September 2017 – 48.236998, -125.660527, near Nitinat Canyon)
BCBRC #2018–09 Ryan Merrill
White Wagtail (24 October 2017 – Comox)
BCBRC #2018–10 Krista Kaptein
The following species were accepted to the Provisional Provincial List
Arctic Loon (07 February 2001 – Nanaimo)
BCBRC #2018–01 Guy Monty
Whiskered Auklet (07 June 2001 – 52° 33.4′ N 136° 47.4′ W, about 172 nm west of Moresby Island, Haida Gwaii)
BCBRC #2018–02 Michael Force
Guadalupe Murrelet (02 August 1994 – 52.387°N, -132.487° W, about 35 nautical miles west of Moresby Island, Haida Gwaii
BCBRC #2018–03 Michael Force