BB eye The impact of agri-environment schemes on farmland birds Ian Newton Report on rare birds in Great Britain in 2016 This is the 59th annual report of the British Birds Rarities Committee (BBRC). Remarkably, Chas Holt’s first report as Secretary includes seven new species for Britain, together with a new first record of a previously accepted species and two new subspecies. Perhaps the highlight of 2016 was the extraordinary arrival of no fewer than 13 Siberian Accentors, one of those species new to Britain; the other additions to the British List are Red-footed Booby, Western Swamphen, Acadian Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Pale-legged Leaf Warbler, '€˜Caspian Reed Warbler', €'Spanish Wagtail'€™ and Chestnut Bunting. Letters Book reviews News & comment My patch Druridge Bay Jonathan Farooqi

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