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The 2021 Ontario Bird Records Committee (OBRC) would like to thank the
observers and volunteers who have submitted records over the past year and
beyond - without your support, the OBRC would not function.
This year's committee has already received in excess of 120 reports but, as
the year begins to wind down, we would like to remind people to please
submit their reports as soon as possible. To that end, we are asking that
any reports of birds seen up to (but not beyond) June 30th be submitted by
DECEMBER 15th. Further deadlines will start falling into place over the next
couple of months. That's not to say, you can't also submit more recent
reports (and in fact we encourage that) but it would be appreciated if we
could get the first set in by the deadline above.
Reports should be submitted through the OBRC's online submission form:
http://ofo.ca/site/Obrcreport or via email to the OBRC Secretary
(firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.com ). Supporting documents (such as photos
and drawings) should be sent directly to the secretary and be clearly
The review lists for the 3 reporting regions in Ontario and some excellent
guidelines for reporting can be found here:
A reminder that reports of Carolina Wren and Dickcissel are no longer
requested for sightings in the Central Review Zone in 2021 and going
forward. Reports prior to 2021 are still required.
In the South Review Zone, the following species no longer require reports
but please note that observations prior to 2021 may still be required (see
attached dates): Western Grebe (pre 2021), Ruff (2014-2020), Western
Sandpiper (2017-2020), Mississippi Kite (pre 2021), Western Kingbird (pre
1998 and 2017-2020), Cave Swallow (pre 2010 and 2016-2020), Henslow's
Sparrow (1993-2020), and Blue Grosbeak (pre 2021).
There were no changes to the Lowland or Subspecies Review Lists.
If you would like to see the 2020 OBRC annual report, it can be viewed here:
http://ofo.ca/library/serve/ob-39-2/index.html?page=8. Previous editions are
available here: http://ofo.ca/site/ObrcAnnualReports.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Thanks again from the OBRC to our excellent birding community.
Mark D. Read
337 Button Bay Road,
Mobile: +1 (613) 217-1246
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