Rarity Form

Records of species requiring a description should be submitted to the Secretary of the ISBG Rarities Committee (SRC) – John Headon (address below). BBRC records should also be sent to the SRC Secretary who will log these in the database and then forward them to BBRC. BBRC recording forms are available from:


Please open link below for the ISBG rarity form. Please fill it in, save it and then send to the Secretary, preferably by email to recorder@scilly-birding.co.uk. Please send photographs of your rarity separately and as JPEGs. Thank you.

ISBG Rarity Form

Alternatively the form can be printed and sent by post to:

John Headon

Secretary, SRC


Jackson’s Hill

St Mary’s

Isles of Scilly

TR21 0JZ

Both the BBRC and SRC forms contain full instructions to help observers submit sufficient information to allow the Committees to come to a fully informed decision.

The full list of species requiring a description can be found via the ‘Species Requiring a Description’ tab on this website.

Please note that, from January 2017, Ferruginous Duck has been added to the list of species considered by BBRC and has thus been removed from the SRC list. Black-winged Stilt and Red-flanked Bluetail have been removed from the list of species considered by BBRC and have therefore been added to the SRC list. Scandinavian Rock Pipit has been added to the SRC list as fewer than five records have been clearly identified as this sub-species.

John Headon – Secretary (non-voting), ISBG Rarities Committee (SRC).

Committee members: Will Wagstaff (Chair), Ashley Fisher, Andrew Holden, James Lidster and Paul St Pierre.

Email: recorder@scilly-birding.co.uk

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