Chas Holt, Paul French and the Rarities Committee

Chair’s introduction

This is the 62nd annual report of the British Birds Rarities Committee. A look at the ‘top ten’ list of the rarest taxa (below) shows just how much birding has changed in the last 20 years. Of the 20 species and subspecies listed, perhaps less than half would have featured in the thoughts of the average rarity finder a coup


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