SBRC List 2013

SBRC List 2013

Great White Egret © Jon Cook

Great White Egret © Jon Cook

 

Great White Egret, Continental CormorantRough-legged Buzzard, and Water Pipit were removed from the SBRC list in January 2013, and Glossy Ibis and Olive-backed Pipit were added.

  • EGYPTIAN GOOSE
  • FERRUGINOUS DUCK
  • WHITE-BILLED DIVER
  • CORY’S SHEARWATER
  • GREAT SHEARWATER††
  • WILSON’S PETREL
  • NIGHT-HERON
  • CATTLE EGRET
  • PURPLE HERON
  • GLOSSY IBIS
  • BLACK KITE
  • MONTAGU’S HARRIER
  • RED-FOOTED FALCON
  • STONE-CURLEW
  • KENTISH PLOVER
  • WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
  • YELLOW-LEGGED GULL
  • CASPIAN GULL
  • WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN
  • ALPINE SWIFT
  • LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER
  • WOODCHAT SHRIKE
  • SHORT-TOED LARK†
  • WOODLARK
  • RED-RUMPED SWALLOW
  • CETTI’S WARBLER
  • GREENISH WARBLER†
  • RADDE’S WARBLER
  • DUSKY WARBLER†
  • DARTFORD WARBLER
  • SUBALPINE WARBLER (cantillans)†*
  • MELODIOUS WARBLER
  • AQUATIC WARBLER
  • MARSH WARBLER†
  • NIGHTINGALE (megarhynchos)†*
  • TAWNY PIPIT
  • OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT
  • RED-THROATED PIPIT†
  • SERIN
  • (COUES’S) ARCTIC REDPOLL (exilipes)†*
  • SCOTTISH CROSSBILL**
  • PARROT CROSSBILL**
  • CIRL BUNTING
  • ORTOLAN BUNTING†
  • RUSTIC BUNTING†
  • LITTLE BUNTING†

† Records of these species may be assessed locally in Shetland, Fair Isle and Orkney.

†† Records of this species may be assessed locally in the Outer Hebrides (Western Isles).

* Only this subspecies (or birds not identified to any particular subspecies) is considered by SBRC or local committees. Other subspecies are assessed by British Birds Records Committee (BBRC).

** Considered by SBRC if outside core range (see Identification of Scottish and Parrot Crossbills).

Descriptions of all the above species should be submitted to SBRC unless indicated otherwise. Assessment of a record can only be carried out by a committee if a full written description is provided by the observer, along with photographic evidence if available. Click here to download a form for this purpose. Descriptions should be submitted by the observer to the Local Recorder in the first instance, who will pass them on to SBRC.

 

Local assessment species

The following species are delegated from SBRC to local assessment. Where no local committee exists, or no clear decision can be reached at a local level, SBRC will be happy to consider these records.

  • American Wigeon
  • Green-winged Teal
  • Ring-necked Duck
  • Surf Scoter (female only)
  • Balearic Shearwater
  • Little Egret
  • Great White Egret
  • White Stork
  • Honey-buzzard
  • Rough-legged Buzzard
  • Hobby
  • Crane
  • Little Ringed Plover
  • American Golden Plover
  • Pectoral Sandpiper
  • Buff-breasted Sandpiper
  • Sabine’s Gull
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Bee-eater
  • Firecrest
  • Pallas’s Warbler
  • Barred Warbler
  • Icterine Warbler
  • Rose-coloured Starling
  • Red-breasted Flycatcher
  • Richard’s Pipit
  • Water Pipit
  • Common Rosefinch

 

Pre-1950 records

All ‘new’ pre-1950 records of species appearing on the BBRC List require to be accepted by SBRC.

 

Subspecies recorded in Scotland on 20 or fewer occasions

All records of subspecies recorded in Scotland on twenty or fewer occasions should be examined by either BBRC or SBRC.

Snow Goose (Greater) Anser caerulescens atlanticus
Brent Goose (Black) Branta bernicla nigricans
Eider (Northern) Somateria mollissima borealis*
Red-necked Grebe (American) Podiceps grisegena holboellii
Black-tailed Godwit (Continental) Limosa limosa limosa
Whimbrel (Hudsonian) Numenius phaeopus hudsonicus*
Little Auk (Franz Josef Land) Alle alle polaris
Barn Owl (Dark-breasted) Tyto alba guttata*
Subalpine Warbler (Eastern) Sylvia cantillans albistriata*
Nightingale (Eastern) Luscinia megarhynchos golzii*
Yellow Wagtail (Black-headed) Motacilla flava feldegg*
Yellow Wagtail (Eastern Blue-headed) Motacilla flava simillima*
Yellowhammer (Continental) Emberiza citrinella citrinella

* Records of these subspecies are examined by BBRC. Records of all others should be submitted to SBRC.

 

New taxa for the Scottish List

All potential new taxa for the Scottish List require to be accepted by either BBRC (and BOURC if new for Britain) or SBRC. The Secretary of SBRC can advise Local Recorders/observers of the correct procedure for each particular taxon involved.