BRC Round 5 Accepted Records, January 2015

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

BRTH17Oct2013LongBeach

Photo: Adrian Dorst

 

ORCHARD ORIOLE 
(STUBBS ISLAND, TOFINO – 11TH to 12TH OCTOBER 2013)

BCBRC#2014–019 Adrian Dorst

OROR12Oct2013StubbsIslandTofino

Photo: 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.

Westham Is.

 


YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER 
(REVELSTOKE – 26 MAY, 2012)

BCBRC#2014–021 Harry van Oort

YTWA_crop

Photo: Harry van Oort

 

 

CRESTED AUKLET 
(CLELAND ISLAND, TOFINO  – 30TH JULY TO 1ST AUGUST, 2013)

BCBRC#2014–o22 Orin Lawson

CRAUJasonFeaverClelandIsland30July2013

Photo: Jay Feaver

 

BAR-TAILED GODWIT (MALE ALT. PLUMAGE) 
(JENSEN’S BAY, TOFINO – 6 TO 11 JUNE, 2010)

BCBRC#2014–023 Adrian Dorst

BTGO_6 - 11 June2010Tofino

Photo: Adrian Dorst

 

BAR-TAILED GODWIT (FEMALE) 
(LONG BEACH – 6 JULY, 2010)

BCBRC#2014–024 Adrian Dorst

BTGO_FemLongBeach, July 6, 2010-1

Photo: Adrian Dorst

  

GREAT SHEARWATER 
(51 22 9.2 N, 129 46 46.6 W– 05 AUGUST 2013)

BCBRC#2014–025 Paul Lehman, Owen Schmidt

GRSH3rdImage

Photo: Owen Schmidt

 

LITTLE GULL 
(KUSKANAX CREEK, NAKUSP – 28 APRIL 2014)

BCBRC#2014–027 Gary Davidson

LIGU_DSC_6484Z

Photo: 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

 

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