SBRC – Rare bird record form

Scottish Birds Records Committee - Rare Bird Record Form

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Download the form:

Rare Bird Record Form (Word version)

Rare Bird Record Form (PDF version)

Species

  • Number of birds:
  • Age:
  • Sex:
  • Place:
  • Recording Area:
  • Dates of your observations:
  • Times:
  • Total duration of your observations:
  • Other sightings/dates known to you:

Observer(s)

  • Name:
  • Address:
  • Telephone:
  • E-mail:
  • Years of birdwatching experience:
  • Other observers:
  • Who found it?:
  • Who identified it?:
  • Who else is reporting it?:
  • Any who disagree:

Observation

  • What optical aids were used?:
  • Distance from bird:
  • Species present for comparison (alongside and nearby):
  • Previous experience of the species:
  • Experience of similar species:

Photographs

  • Was the bird photographed?: Yes/No
  • Photographer:
  • Address:
  • Is a photograph being submitted with this description?: Yes/No
  • Date and site where photograph was taken:
  • Permission to use photograph(s) in future SBRC reports in Scottish Birds? Yes/No

Dead bird

  • Is the bird preserved?: Yes/No
  • Where?:

Ringing

  • Was the bird trapped?: Yes/No
  • Date ringed:
  • Ringer:
  • Ring number:

Weather

  • Wind direction and force:
  • Cloud cover:
  • Light conditions:
  • Angle of sun to observer:
  • Visibility:
  • Rain?:

Description

First describe the circumstances of the observation. Then give a detailed description of the bird(s), preferably based on notes taken at the time of the observation, before reference to books. Attach original field notes, or photocopies, whenever possible.

And finally…

  • Is this record 100% certain?: Yes/No

PLEASE COMPLETE AS MUCH AS IS RELEVANT FOR YOUR SIGHTING