Latest rulings on BC's rarities!

This page will be dedicated to publicizing the decisions of the BC Bird Records Committee. Essentially the committee's job is to evaluate rare bird sightings within the province of British Columbia and establish an official all-time list for the area. Since there has not been an active committee since 1998, there is a lot of catching up to do!

Black-throated Blue Warbler (Photo: Laure Neish)

Round 1: December 2013 Decisions LINK

Round 2: January 2014 Decisions LINK

Round 3: July 2014 Decisions LINK

Round 4: October 2014 Decisions LINK

Round 5: January 2015 Decisions LINK
Round 6: February 2015 Decisions LINK

Round 7: March 2015 Decisions LINK

Round 8: July 2015 Decisions LINK

Rounds 9 & 10: January 2016 Decisions LINK

Round 11: February 2016 Decisions LINK

Round 12: February 2016 Decisions LINK

Round 13: October 2016 Decisions LINK

Round 14: December 2016 Decisions LINK

Round 15 & 16 & 17: October 2017 Decisions LINK

Round 18 & 19 & 20: November/December 2017 Decisions LINK

Round 22: February/March 2018 Decisions LINK

Round 23 & 24: March to June 2018 Decisions LINK

Round 24 & 25: June to October 2018 Decisions LINK

Round 26: January to March 2019 Decisions LINK

Round 27: January to February 2020 Decisions LINK

Round 28: February to March 2020 Decisions LINK

Round 29: March to Dec 2020 Decisions LINK

Round 30: January to November 2021 Decisions LINK

Round 31: Nov 2021 to April 2022 Decisions LINK

Round 32: Apr 2022 to Dec 2022 Decisions LINK

For information on what the committee does, and who is on it

Click REVIEW LIST to see what species should be reported to the BRC.

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  1. I understood that sightings of endangered species were not to be posted with exact locations. On Thursday Nov 26 about 3:30 we had finally seen the rare Burrowing Owl, when a guy with a huge telephoto lens, not content to walk around the rock pile for a good shot, climbed the rocks, disregarding repeated requests to come down, and scared the owl into flight. This stressed the owl and prevented the people following us a Lifer. I think it would be good if there were a "clearing house" for persons wanting to see a posted rarity -- not sure how, but surely it can be done.

  2. Yes they shouldn't be and that's why we never posted it here on the bird alert. We can't control what individual people post to Ebird and unfortunately people chose to put the exact location to Ebird. No consideration was given to this threatened owl and climbing rock piles and getting to close is endangering the welfare of this bird and is against the law because it is a threatened species it is very unfortunate and disturbing how much disregard was given to this sensitive species I'm sorry you had to witness it and sorry the little owl had to endure it.