Rare breeding birds policy

The following is a list of species for which sightings and photos during the breeding season (and in some cases during the winter) will not be made public on berksbirds.

Blocked items will only be visible to the person who submitted them. I periodically review them and unblock any where I feel there is no threat posed to the bird.

I appreciate that the inclusion of some of the species on this list is debatable, with sites being well known, records published in reports etc. but I hope it's a sensible compromise.

The species on this list are included for one of four reasons:

  1. Listed as especially vulnerable by the RBBP in their Guidance on the reporting of Rare Breeding Birds to Bird News Information Services.
  2. Listed by the RBBP in their Species list.
  3. Listed in Schedule One of the Wildlife and Countryside Act.
  4. Breeds in very small numbers in Berkshire and therefore considered vulnerable.

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BOC Breeding Grebes Survey 2018