December 2002 – vol. 95, issue 12, pp 648–649 The British Birds Rarities Committee, estab- lished in 1959, has been supported and spon- sored by Carl Zeiss Ltd, the renowned German optical company, since 1983 (Brit. Birds 76: 475). The Carl Zeiss Award was established in 1991 (Brit. Birds 84: 589) to encourage the sub- mission of photographs, as supporting evi- dence, with written descriptions of rarities. Photographs are an important, at tim... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.