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 21 submissions involving 20 species were reviewed through written submissions for Rounds 9 and 10.
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:
CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER (5 July 2001 – Triangle Island)
BCBRC#2015–034 Chris Chutter
HOODED ORIOLE (5-6 May 2015 – Chilliwack)
BCBRC#2015–035 name withheld on request
LARK BUNTING (11 October 2009 – Cecil Green Park, Vancouver)
BCBRC#2015–036 Peter Candido
LESSER NIGHTHAWK specimen (30 June, 2006 – Iona Island, Richmond)
BCBRC#2015–037 Ilya Povalyaev, Peter Candido
WHITE WAGTAIL (4-6 November 2014 – Brunswick Pt, Delta)
BCBRC#2015–040 Mark Wynja
CRESTED CARACARA (30 June 2011 – Revelstoke)
BCBRC #2015–043 Russell Cannings
BAR-TAILED GODWIT (30 June 2015 – Venn Passage, ~8 km west of Prince Rupert)
BCBRC #2015–045 Ilya Povalyaev, Yousif Attia
IVORY GULL (10-13 November 2007 – Abbotsford)
BCBRC #2015–046 Chris Kinman
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER (2 July 2006 – Boundary Bay, Delta)
BCBRC #2015–047 Ilya Povalyaev