9830News from the California Bird Records Committee
- Jan 18, 2012Birders,
The Western Field Ornithologists' California Bird Records Committee held
its annual meeting on 13-14 January 2012 in Los Gatos. The terms of
members Paul Lehman (CBRC chairman), Dan Singer (CBRC vice-chairman) and
Joe Morlan expired; note that CBRC by-laws mandate three-year terms,
with members eligible for reelection after taking a year or more off the
committee. Members elected to take their place were Jon Dunn, Peter
Pyle and Steve Rottenborn. The role of Chair will be filled by Kimball
Garrett for the next year, with Dave Compton as vice-chair. Guy McCaskie
continues in his role as CBRC Secretary.
Two species were deleted from the CBRC Review List: Trumpeter Swan and
Yellow-throated Warbler; records of these species beginning 1 January
2012 will not be reviewed by the Committee. However, we urge those who
observe these species (and all other rarities) in California to
thoroughly document sightings and provide details to the appropriate
North American Birds regional or sub-regional editor.
We are grateful to H. T. Harvey and Associates for hosting the meeting
and generously supplying the bagels, sandwiches and pizza that got us
through many long discussions; many thanks to CBRC member Scott Terrill
for arranging this.
As always, detailed information about the CBRC and its review list and
official state list, along with photos of rarities, can be found at:
http://www.californiabirds.org/ Our thanks to Joe Morlan for
maintaining this site and keeping it up to date, and to Jim Tietz for
his help with the on-line CBRC database.
Kimball L. Garrett
Ornithology Collections Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA
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