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The ‘Official’ British List

The BOU has maintained the list of wild bird recorded in Britain since 1879.

The following organisations have indicated their support for the work undertaken by the BOU and its Records Committee in maintaining a list of birds recorded in Britain. They have indicated that the decisions on both status and taxonomy reached by BOURC are accepted by them as comprising the ‘official’ British List.

  • British Trust for Ornithology
  • Countryside Council for Wales
  • Natural England
  • Joint Nature Conservation Committee
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
  • Scottish Natural Heritage
  • Scottish Ornithologists’ Club
  • Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
  • The Wildlife Trusts
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