Yorkshire Naturalist's Union

Species Requiring a Description by the YNU Rarities Committee

The following list of county rarities requires a description and/or photographic evidence to secure the acceptance needed from the YNURC for publication within the Yorkshire Bird Report.

In addition, the Birds Section reserves the right not to publish records of scarce birds which cannot be attributed to a named observer and are unsupported by photographic evidence.
Taiga Bean Goose
Montagu’s Harrier
Radde’s Warbler
Black Brant
Rough-legged Buzzard
Dusky Warbler
American Wigeon
Golden Eagle
Siberian Chiffchaff
Ring-necked Duck
Kentish Plover
Dartford Warbler
Ferruginous Duck
American Golden Plover
Subalpine Warbler
Lesser Scaup
White-rumped Sandpiper
Melodious Warbler
Surf Scoter
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Blyth’s Reed Warbler
White-billed Diver
Ring-billed Gull
Marsh Warbler
Wilson’s Storm-petrel
Kumlien’s Gull
Rose-coloured Starling
Black-crowned Night Heron
White-winged Black Tern
Citrine Wagtail
Cattle Egret
Alpine Swift
Olive-backed Pipit
Great White Egret
Red-footed Falcon
Red-billed Chough
Purple Heron
Woodchat Shrike
Arctic Redpoll

Glossy Ibis
Penduline Tit
Parrot Crossbill
European Honey-buzzard
Short-toed Lark
Cirl Bunting
Black Kite
Red-rumped Swallow
Little Bunting
White-tailed Eagle
Greenish Warbler
Races and other unusual occurrences

The YNURC will require descriptions to support records of difficult to determine races, particularly those whose taxonomic status is under review. Many of these are now considered by BBRC and descriptions will be forwarded where required. A full list of species and races considered by BBRC can be found here: http://www.bbrc.org.uk/main-information/species-taxa
The YNURC is also willing to assist in adjudicating any records for local groups and societies. Paragraph
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