British Birds October 2019

Published on 01 October 2019 in Latest issues

Report on rare birds in Great Britain in 2018 The 61st annual report of the British Birds Rarities Committee brings a continued stream of new records of species and subspecies for Britain – no fewer than eight of them, technically, although this includes the formal acceptance of various subspecies that have teetering on the edge of formal ratification for a while – the likes of ‘Richardson’s Cackling Goose’, ‘Azorean Yellow-legged Gull’ and ‘Central Asian Lesser Whitethroat’. If these don’t float your boat there are more high-octane firsts, such as the White-rumped Swift from Yorkshire last October – as well as a host of other iconic rarities such as American Bittern, Belted Kingfisher, Grey Catbird and many more.

BB eye, News & comment, Letters and My patch complete the October issue.

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