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 ten species were discussed by the BRC during its February 2015 conference call. The results published below list the records accepted to both to the main, and the provisional provincial lists.
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:
BROWN THRASHER (LOVEKIN ROCK PARKING LOT, LONG BEACH – 17TH OCTOBER 2013)
BCBRC#2014–018 Adrian Dorst
ORCHARD ORIOLE (STUBBS ISLAND, TOFINO – 11TH to 12TH OCTOBER 2013)
BCBRC#2014–019 Adrian Dorst
EMPEROR GOOSE (WEST STEVESTON DIKE, RICHMOND – 19TH to 20TH OCTOBER, 2009, and REIFEL MIGRATORY BIRD SANCTUARY 25TH OCTOBER, 2009)
BCBRC#2014–020 Hank Tseng, Peter Candido, and Marc Sole (25 October sighting)
The committee considered both records, and determined in all likelihood these two sighting were the same bird.
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER (REVELSTOKE – 26 MAY, 2012)
BCBRC#2014–021 Harry van Oort
CRESTED AUKLET (CLELAND ISLAND, TOFINO – 30TH JULY TO 1ST AUGUST, 2013)
BCBRC#2014–o22 Orin Lawson
BAR-TAILED GODWIT (MALE ALT. PLUMAGE) (JENSEN’S BAY, TOFINO – 6 TO 11 JUNE, 2010)
BCBRC#2014–023 Adrian Dorst
BAR-TAILED GODWIT (FEMALE) (LONG BEACH – 6 JULY, 2010)
BCBRC#2014–024 Adrian Dorst
GREAT SHEARWATER (51 22 9.2 N, 129 46 46.6 W– 05 AUGUST 2013)
BCBRC#2014–025 Paul Lehman, Owen Schmidt
LITTLE GULL (KUSKANAX CREEK, NAKUSP – 28 APRIL 2014)
BCBRC#2014–027 Gary Davidson
The following species was accepted to the Provisional Provincial List with a note that it is most likely an Hawaiian Petrel:
HAWAIIAN/GALAPAGOS PETREL (320 km SW of Estevan Point, or 340 km SW of Tofino, VANCOUVER ISLAND – 8 JULY 2014)
BCBRC#2014–026 Paul Lehman