Complete records as of August 2021

The Oregon Bird Records Committee is now making available the entire file for every record it has reviewed and Accepted, going back one year to July 2020. This includes committee voting and comments. Each file has been uploaded to this site and linked to its record number. We are working on adding all the Accepted records back to 1978.

Records in Excel format

OBRC Review List (species for which the OBRC welcomes sightings)

Submit a rare bird report

2021 OBRC Committee

Sally Hill (2021)
Adrian Hinkle (2021)
Philip Kline (2021)
Bob Archer (2022)
Craig Miller (2022)
Jay Withgott (2022)
Hendrik Herlyn (2023)
Tim Janzen (2023)
Nick Mrvelj (2023)

Alternates for 2021
Wayne Hoffman
Tom Crabtree
Jeff Gilligan
Tom McNamara

Treesa Hertzel [Contact Secretary]

The OBRC is interested in receiving reports of the following birds:

  • “Pale-bellied” Brant (Branta bernicla hrota)
  • “Bewick’s” Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus bewickii)
  • “Stejneger’s” White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca stejnegeri)
  • “Eastern” Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus lineatus)
  • “Eurasian” Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus phaeopus/variegatus group)
  • “Vega” Herring Gull (Larus argentatus vegae)
  • Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides glaucoides and Larus glaucoides kumlieni)
  • “Mexican” Hutton’s Vireo (Vireo huttoni stephensi group)
  • “Eastern” Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla ruficapilla)
  • “Timberline” Sparrow (Spizella breweri taverneri)
  • “White-winged” Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis aikeni)
  • “Gray-headed” Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis caniceps)

OBRC Annual Summaries

About the Oregon Bird Records Committee (OBRC)

Great Grey Owl in Jackson County, photo by Marty Karlin

The OBRC was organized in 1978 to collect, review, and maintain records on rare birds found in Oregon. The OBRC became a Committee of Oregon Birding Association when the association was first organized in 1980 under the name Oregon Field Ornithologists.

The OBRC uses the taxonomy and nomenclature of the American Ornithologists Union 1998 Checklist (as supplemented). Information for each record includes where the record was obtained, the date(s), the plumage or age of the bird when appropriate, and abbreviations for persons submitting the record. Other remarks have been added as appropriate. A list of contributors is presented at the end.

The OBRC consists of nine members, and alternates, elected by their peers. Members and alternates meet at least once a year.

OBRC Rules

Contact the OBRC