Rare Breeding Birds
If you should be lucky enough to come across a rare breeding bird, please submit the record via our Local Recorder to the Rare Breeding Bird Panel. The founding objective of the Panel was ‘to collect in one place all information on rare breeding birds in the UK so that changes in status – both increases and decreases – can be monitored and so that essential information is not lost (as has happened in the past) through the deaths of individuals keeping such records ‘secret’.
The data are maintained in a secure archive and are available for a range of conservation uses. They are also used by government as a component of Official Statistics related to state of environment reporting; in national reporting to multilateral environmental agreements as part of UK obligations under such international treaties; and for assessment of the status of protected areas.
The resulting data provide critical information, not only about the changing status of the birds themselves, but also about their key sites, many of which have formal types of protected-area designation.
Visit the Rare Breeding Bird Panel species list.
SCOTTISH AND CLYDE LOCAL RECORD COMMITTEES
If you should be so lucky as to find a rare bird, please submit the record in the first instance using the appropriate downloadable file below (not recommended on a mobile phone) to our Assistant Local Recorder for the Clyde at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are three categories of rarities:
SBRC and CBRP species listed below will only be accepted if a satisfactory written description or photograph is submitted. Under certain circumstances a written description may be required for a species not on this list, if requested by at least one member of the Panel.
Taiga Bean Goose (out of range)
Tundra Bean Goose
European White-fronted Goose
Surf Scoter (female only)
Black-necked Grebe (winter)
American Golden Plover
Black-tailed Godwit (Continental race)
Iceland Gull - race L g kumlieni known as ‘Kumlien’s Gull’
White-winged Black Tern
Black-throated Diver (winter)
Great White Egret
Goshawk (outwith range)
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Chiffchaff (except P c collybita)
Blyth's Reed Warbler
Yellow Wagtail (all forms except subspecies flavissima)
Rock Pipit (Scandinavian)
Bullfinch (Northern race)