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The British List

BOURC reports and papers

BOU Records Committee (BOURC) reports

All changes to the British List are published in regular reports in the BOU’s journal Ibis. These reports are the official published record for the List.

45th report / January 2016 / Ibis 158: 202-205

44th report / January 2015 / Ibis 158: 413

43rd report / October 2014 / Ibis 157: 186-192 (January 2015)

42nd report / October 2013 / Ibis 156: 236-242 (January 2014)

41st report / October 2012 / Ibis 155: 204-207 (January 2013)

40th report / October 2011 / Ibis 154: 212-215 (January 2012)

39th report / October 2010 / Ibis 153: 227-232 (January 2011)

38th report / October 2009 / Ibis 152: 199-204 (January 2010)

37th report / October 2008 / Ibis 151: 224-230 (January 2009)

36th report / November 2007 / Ibis 150: 218-220 (January 2008)

35th report / April 2007 Ibis 149: 652-654 (July 2007)

34th report / October 2006 / Ibis 149: 194-197 (January 2007)

33rd report / April 2006 / Ibis 148: 594 (July 2006)

32nd report / October 2005 / Ibis 148: 198-201 (January 2006)

31st report / October 2004 / Ibis 147: 246-250 (January 2005)

30th report / October 2003 / Ibis 146: 192-196 (January 2004)

29th report / October 2002 / Ibis 145: 178-183 (January 2003)

28th report / October 2001 / Ibis 144: 181-184 (January 2002)

27th report / October 2000 / Ibis 143: 171-175 (January 2001)

26th report / October 1999 / Ibis 142: 177-179 (January 2000)

25th report / October 1998 / Ibis 141: 175-180 (January 1999)

24th report / October 1997 / Ibis 140: 182-184 (January 1998)

23rd report / July 1996 / Ibis 139: 197-201 (January 1997)

22nd report /May 1995 / Ibis 137: 590-591 (October 1995)

21st report /May 1994 / Ibis 136: 497 (October 1994)

20th report / December 1993 / Ibis 136 253-255 (April 1994)

 

Taxonomic reports and papers

The BOURC’s Taxonomic Sub-committee publishes their taxonomic recommendations for the British List in regular reports published in the BOU’s journal Ibis. Any recommendation in a TSC report only takes effect on the List when confirmed in a BOURC report (see above).

BOU Guidelines for assigning species rank / Ibis 144: 518-525 (July 2002)

BOURC Taxonomic Sub-committee – 10th report / Ibis 157: 193-200 (January 2015)

BOURC Taxonomic Sub-committee – 9th report / Ibis 155: 898-907 (October 2013)

BOURC Taxonomic Sub-committee – 8th report / Ibis 154: 874-883 (October 2012)

BOURC Taxonomic Sub-committee – 7th report / Ibis 153: 883-892 (October 2011)

BOURC Taxonomic Sub-committee – 6th report / Ibis 152: 180-186 (January 2010)

BOURC Taxonomic Sub-committee – 5th report / Ibis 150: 833-835 (October 2008)

BOURC Taxonomic Sub-committee - 4th report / Ibis 149: 853-857 (October 2007)

BOURC Taxonomic Sub-committee - 3rd report / Ibis 147: 821-826 (October 2005)

BOURC Taxonomic Sub-committee - 2nd report / Ibis 146: 153-157 (January 2004)

BOURC Taxonomic Sub-committee - 1st report / Ibis 144: 707-710 (October 2002)

 

Other papers available online (free to view)

The Eagle Owl in Britain. 2008. Tim Melling, Steve Dudley & Paul Doherty | British Birds 101: 478-490

Changes to Category C of The British List. 2005. Steve P. Dudley. Ibis 147: 803-820 (October 2005)

 

Other relevant papers published by BOURC members/staff

(not online – references given)

Collinson, J.M. & Melling, T. 2008. Identification of vagrant Iberian Chiffchaffs – pointers, pitfalls and problem birds. British Birds 101: 174-188.

Collinson, J.M., Parkin, D.T., Knox, A.G., Sangster, G. & Svensson, L. 2008. Species boundaries in the Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gull complex. British Birds 101: 340-363.

Harrop, A.H.J., Knox, A.G. & McGowan, R.Y. on behalf of the British Ornithologists' Union Records Committee. 2007. Britain's first Two-barred Crossbill. British Birds 100: 650-657.

Harrop, A.H.J. & McGowan, R.Y. on behalf of the British Ornithologists' Union Records Committee. 2009. Britain's first Bailkal Teal. British Birds 102: 691-696.

Melling, T., McGowan, R.Y. & Lewington, I. 2008. The Dorset Yellow Bittern. British Birds 101: 137-141.

Melling, T. 2008. Should Kermadec Petrel be on the British List? British Birds 101: 31-38.

Votier, S.C., Bowen, G.J. & Newton, J. on behalf of the British Ornithologists' Union Records Committee. 2009. Stable-hydrogen isotope analyses suggest natural vagrancy of Bailkal Teal to Britain. British Birds 102: 697-699.

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