A description is required for all species occurring for the first time in the Outer Hebrides - this applies to species that are not on the OHRC, SBRC or BBRC lists (an example being Magpie that was recorded for the first time in May 2015).
All records of OHRC species should be submitted as soon as possible after the sighting and not left until the end of each year.
OHRC reserve the right to seek additional details of other records deemed exceptional by virtue of, for example, date, location, or number.
An up to date list of Scottish rarities that require description is available from: The SOC website at: https://www.the-soc.org.uk/bird-recording/sbrc-list-past-lists
Changes June 2020 (but effective 1st January 2020):-
Moved from SBRC to now be assessed locally by OHRC
- Blyth's Reed Warbler
- Marsh Warbler
- Olive-backed Pipit
- Little Bunting