Records

Complete records as of January 2022

Every accepted record that has a digital file is linked here to that file. Many of the older records are still only on paper, but we are working at digitizing them and will add them as the process unfolds.

Records in Excel format

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

Submit a rare bird report

2022 OBRC Committee

Committee member and the year his term expires
Bob Archer (2022)
Craig Miller (2022)
Jay Withgott (2022)
Hendrik Herlyn (2023)
Tim Janzen (2023)
Nick Mrvelj (2023)
Philip Kline (2024)
Russ Namitz (2024)
Nolan Clements (2024)

Alternates serve one year
Tom Crabtree
Daniel Farrar

Secretary
Teresa 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)
  • “Eurasian” Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus phaeopus/variegatus group)
  • “Vega” Herring Gull (Larus argentatus vegae)
  • “Timberline” Sparrow (Spizella breweri taverneri)
  • “White-winged” Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis aikeni)
  • “Siberian” American Pipit (Anthus rubescens japonicus)

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