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 to accept, or not accept, are made by consensus.
A total of 10 submissions involving 9 species were reviewed through written submissions for Round 29.
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. To support the taking of field notes see the guide linked here: A Guide for Taking Field Notes.
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
Note: A single click on most images will enlarge it. Use the back arrow to return to the document.
January to November 2021
Indigo Bunting (21 July 2020 – Darfield, Cariboo)
BCBRC #2021–01 Jacob Bailey
White-faced Ibis (11 May 2020 – Duck Lake, Creston)
BCBRC #2021–02 Paul Foth
Ferruginous Hawk (7–17 September 2020 – Creston)
BCBRC #2021–03 Paul Foth
Chestnut-sided Warbler (15 October 2020 – Kelowna)
BCBRC #2021–04 Michael Force
Red-legged Kittiwake (27 September 2020 – Deep Bay, Vancouver Island)
BCBRC #2021–05 Mark Wynja
Red-backed Shrike (29 October 2020 – Powell River)
BCBRC #2021–08 Iwan Van Ween
Indigo Bunting (30 July – 8 August 2020 – Revelstoke)
BCBRC #2021–09 Darlene Cancelliere
Prairie Warbler (30 October – 26 November 2020 – Vernon)
BCBRC #2021–10 Glen Goerzen
Rounds 31 and 32 are set to be reviewed in the next few weeks. Accepted records for those 2021 rounds should be posted in January 2022.