IRBC - Announcements

Announcements by the IRBC on issues relevant to birdwatchers with an interest in rare birds in Ireland are listed on this page.
The full list of reports etc. published by the Irish Records Panel and the IRBC in Irish Birds and elsewhere are listed here.

Year   Announcement View
End of announcements
2017 IRBC Appendix List Changes, March 2017. Click here
2017 IRBC Adopt IOC World List as Taxonomic Authority, March 2017. Click here
2017 IRBC Membership Changes February 2017. Click here
2016 IRBC Membership Changes December 2016. Click here
2016 Bulwer’s Petrel Bulweria bulwerii: review of Irish record and claimed records. Click here
2016 ‘Lesser’ Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica/fulva – a review of 20th century records. Click here
2016 Changes to the Irish List March 2016. Click here
2016 Red-breasted Goose upgraded to Category A of the Irish List March 2016. Click here
2016 Provisional List spreadsheet version discontinued February 2016. Click here
2015 Changes to the Irish List March 2015. Click here
2015 Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens: review of 20th century records. Click here
2015 IRBC Membership Change March 2015. Click here
2015 IRBC Membership Change February 2015. Click here
2015 IRBC Membership Change January 2015. Click here
2014 IRBC Membership Change May 2014. Click here
2014 Changes to the Irish List March 2014. Click here
2014 IRBC Appendix List Changes 2011. Click here
2014 IRBC Canada and Cackling Goose Review. Click here
2013 Interim Irish Rare Bird Report discontinued. Click here
2013 IRBC Membership Change April 2013. Click here
2013 Changes to the Irish List April 2013. Click here
2013 Change to the vernacular name of the Hydrobatidae on the Irish List. Click here
2013 2011 Irish Rare Bird Report Final Version, February 2013. Click here
2012 2011 Irish Rare Bird Report Interim Version, October 2012. Click here
2012 2009 and 2010 Irish Rare Bird Reports Final Versions. Click here
2012 Changes to the Irish List February 2012. Click here
2012 IRBC Appendix List Changes 2011. Click here
2011 2010 Irish Rare Bird Report Interim Version, December 2011. Click here
2011 2009 Irish Rare Bird Report Interim Version, October 2011. Click here
2011 2008 Irish Rare Bird Report Final Version, May 2011. Click here
2011 Change to the Irish List, April 2011. Click here
2011 New email contact for the IRBC Photo Archive. Click here
2011 IRBC Appendix List Changes 2010. Click here
2011 IRBC Membership Change February 2011. Click here
2010 IRBC Membership Change December 2010. Click here
2010 Changes to the Irish List October 2010. Click here
2010 Irish Rare Bird Report Publishing Policy 2010 (policy discontinued from May 2013). Click here
2010 IRBC Membership Change January 2010. Click here
2010 IRBC Appendix List Changes 2010. Click here
2010 Changes to the Irish List January 2010. Click here
2009 IRBC Membership Change December 2009. Click here
2009 Canada/Cackling Goose Review - IRBC Request. Click here
2009 Canada Goose split and addition of Cackling Goose to the Irish List. Click here
2009 Forthcoming Change of IRBC Secretary in 2010. Click here
2009 IRBC Membership Change April 2009. Click here
2009 IRBC Appendix List Changes 2009. Click here
2008 Changes to the Irish List 2008. Click here
2008 IRBC Membership Changes 2008. Click here
2007 Changes to the Irish List 2007. Click here
2005 Changes to the Irish List 2005. Click here
2005 Changes in the IRBC Rarity List and a review of record assessment policy. Click here
2004 Bonelli's Warbler. Click here
2004 IRBC Membership Change 2004. Click here
2004 Herring Gulls - taxonomic changes adopted by the IRBC. Click here
2004 Changes to the Irish List 2004. Click here
2004 Change in the Format of Rare Bird Recording. Click here
2003 Olivaceous Warbler. Click here
2003 Blyth's Reed Warbler. Click here
2003 Cetti's Warbler. Click here
2003 Thayer's Gull. Click here
2003 Little Crake. Click here
2002 Changes to the Irish List 2002. Click here
2001 Booted Eagle at various localities in Ireland and UK between March 1999 and June 2000. Click here
2001 Red Breasted Goose in Wexford between October 1997 and March 1998. Click here
2000 Removal of description species and subspecies 1999 & 2000. Click here
2000 Little Shearwater. Click here
2000 Lesser Short-toed Lark. Click here
1999 IRBC 5th Open Forum, Wexford. Click here
1999 IRBC Membership Changes 1998 & 1999. Click here
1998 Greater Flamingo. Click here
1998 Review of Albatross Records. Click here
1998 Northern Ireland Birdwatchers' Association. Click here
1998 Removal of description species (Goosander and migrant Wood Warbler). Click here
1997 IRBC Membership Change 1997. Click here
1996 IRBC 4th Open Forum, Wicklow. Click here
1996 Removal of description species (Black-throated Diver). Click here
1996 Irish Rarities in the BBRC Report. Click here
1996 The British and Irish List. Click here
1996 IRBC Membership Change 1996. Click here
1995 Summary list of species no longer requiring descriptions. Click here
1995 Corn Bunting. Click here
1995 Herring Gull Taxonomy. Click here
1994 Review of Previously accepted Irish records of Western Sandpiper. Click here
1994 IRBC Membership Change 1994. Click here
1984 Review of Irish Records of Greenish Warblers. Click here

Rarity Description Form

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2017 Provisional List

The Provisional List presents information on rare birds reported in the Republic of Ireland since 1st January of each year. Click here to check for the most recent list available.