The codes in column 3 of the County Lists are taken from 'Guide to Status and Record Submission' (second edition, 1989). A Checklist of the Birds of the West Midlands and a They are intended as a guide as to the type of information that we require for each species e.g. is a description necessary? Are roost counts useful? Do we require breeding data and, if so, do we need documentary evidence? For example, the code for Grasshopper Warbler is "a b c m". This means that we require all records (a); any breeding records b); any census data of breeding birds (c); first and last dates (m). The codes may change from time to time to reflect changes in status.
Remember, these codes are intended as a guideline only. Additional material is always useful and your efforts will not be wasted.
|A||All records of local rarities required with supporting identification details.|
|A(BBRC)||Descriptions of national rarities required by British Birds Rarities Committee.|
|a||All records required with dates (for commoner species d or h may apply).|
|B||All breeding records required with supporting details.|
|b||All breeding records required.|
|c||Any census data welcomed.|
|d||Dated monthly maxima for regularly visited sites.|
|h||Dated half-monthly maxima for regularly visited sites.|
|m||Arrival and departure dates (and totals) required for migrants.|
|r||Roost counts welcomed.|
Ornithology in Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire & the West Midlands county, since 1929.
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