To report a rare bird, use our Rare Bird Report Form or email your report and photos to the secretary.

OBRC Members 2019
Oregon Bird Records Committee. Back: Bob Archer, Tom Crabtree, Jeff Gilligan, Craig Miller, Nick Mrvelj, Philip Kline, Hendrik Herlyn, Treesa Hertzel, Front: Wink Gross, Jay Withgott, Sally Hill, Tim Janzen. Not in photo: Adrian Hinkle, Wayne Hoffman

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)

To report a rare bird, use our Rare Bird Report Form or email your report and photos to the secretary.

 

2020 OBRC Committee
Jeff Gilligan (2020)
Nick Mrvelj (2020)
Wayne Hoffman (2020)
Sally Hill (2021)
Adrian Hinkle (2021)
Philip Kline (2021)
Bob Archer (2022)
Craig Miller (2022)
Jay Withgott (2022)

Alternates:
Tom Crabtree
Wink Gross
Hendrik Herlyn
Tim Janzen

Secretary:
Treesa Hertzel

About the Oregon Bird Records Committee (OBRC)

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

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