Info Reporting Rarities - Local, Scottish and National

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Head Geek
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Feb 5, 2017
Download Outer Hebrides Rarities Form: Word Document or PDF Download

Download Scottish Rarities Form: Word Document or PDF Download

Download British Birds Rarities form: Word Document or PDF Download

Details of rare species should be sent in as soon as possible after the sighting. The correct etiquette for rarity reporting is to submit the completed form, in the first instance, to the county recorder.

National rarities: Are dealt with by the British Birds Rarities Committee (BBRC). A list of current rare species and rare races can be found on

Scottish Rarities: Are dealt with by the Scottish Birds Records Committee (SBRC). A list of species considered to be Scottish rarities can be seen on the Scottish Ornithogists Club (SOC) website here

Local Rarities: Are dealt with by the Outer Hebrides Records Committee. A list of species that are considered to be local rarities can be downloaded from the resources section of this website The document is titled " List of local rarity species that require a description"