[Tweeters] updated WA Bird Records Committee Decision Summaries available online

Matt Bartels mattxyz at earthlink.net
Wed Jan 30 20:02:47 PST 2013

Hi all -
We're pleased to announce an updated set of files on the records considered by the WA Bird Records Committee. A summary of the decisions of the WA Bird Records Committee (WBRC), updated through the end of 2012 can now be found at: http://wos.org/wbrcsummaries.html

These files provide summary information on all the reports voted on by the Washington Bird Records Committee (WBRC). We have divided the reports into groups depending on the outcome of the votes: Accepted, Not Accepted, or Tabled (consideration has begun, but a final
decision has not yet been made). The files are presented in PDF format for cleaner printing, and as Excel sheets for anyone
interested in sorting or customizing the information. If you've found yourself wondering something like "How many Blackburnian Warblers have been accepted by the WBRC?" there is now an easy way to find out the details of all the reports that have been reviewed.

In all cases, the details provided in the formal published reports of the WBRC (#s 1-8), in Washington Birds, are more authoritative than this summary. In addition, more information can often be found in those published reports. Our hope is that this presentation will provide quick summary access to all the reports, much like an index. Previous WBRC published reports can be found at

While we attempted to avoid any mistakes, inevitably we know that errors will sneak in to this summary. We appreciate any corrections,
suggestions, and questions and will rely on public input for help improving future versions of this summary. Please email such responses to the Committee (wbrc AT wos.org).

Thanks to the entire Committee for all the work that went in to creating these files.

Matt Bartels
Secretary, WBRC
Seattle, WA

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