The British Birds List

The British Birds list of Western Palearctic birds sets out the names and taxonomic sequence used in the journal. English names are those adopted in 1993 (Brit. Birds 86: 1-2), with subsequent modifications (see Brit. Birds 97: 2-5; 99: 53). The list follows recommendations of the BOURC Taxonomic Subcommittee in terms of taxonomy and scientific nomenclature, and recommendations of the European Taxonomic Advisory Committee’s for decisions that fall outside the remit of the BOU. As in previous BB lists, the sequence of species within families follows that of the Concise Edition of BWP, except where alternatives have subsequently been specified by BOURC.

Download the current BB List of Western Palearctic Birds here