February 2022 – vol. 115, issue 2, pp 107–108 Rarity trendsThere are now not many birdwatchers who remember the formation of the Rarities Committee and were birding in the years before it was formed, so a few comments may be timely.In the 1940s and 1950s, every birdwatcher carried a notebook and pencil. That is how observations were noted and how records of rarities were documented, with written descriptions and drawings. None, or almost none... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.