Birds Australia Rarities Committee (BARC) July 1998 update

Subject: Birds Australia Rarities Committee (BARC) July 1998 update
From: "Tony PALLISER" <>
Date: 11 Aug 98 12:29:55 +1000

This column is intended to provide birding-aus readers with a regular
update of cases new, outstanding and completed.  This being a note that
will hopefully be a regular monthly post to birding-aus. For those that
are interested a full account of each decision will be published as part
of the Birds Australia Report Series at a later date, it is also hoped
to have a summary published in Wingspan in the near future. Enquiries to
Tony Palliser (Chairman) or other committee members.

Other Committee members: Paul Andrew, Mike Carter, John Hatch, Bob
Patterson, Danny Rogers and Bob Swindley.  Current proxy members: Dion
Hobcroft, David James, Niven McCrie and Tim Reid.

Of the cases accepted below the Black-backed Wagtail (Case No.200) is the
second confirmed record for Australia. The first being a bird from Fraser
Island, QLD (Case No.134) 4-Jul-1987.  The Glendale NSW record of a
Black-backed Wagtail is currently in the final stages of review by the

247 Oriental Reed Warbler Acrocephalus orientalis, Broome, WA Date: TBA
248 White Wagtail  Motacilla alba Clear Lake, NSW 20-Nov-97
249 Franklin's Gull  Larus pipixcan Southbank, Brisbane, QLD 18-Jun-98

CASES CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW  (Including those requiring expert
opinion or more than one round of voting).
187 Savanna Nightjar  Caprimulgus affinis: Christmas Island 30/05/94
206 Westland Petrel  Procellaria westlandica: off Sydney,NSW 08/06/96
208 Red-rumped Swallow  Hirundo daurica: Mossman,QLD 19/02/96
216 Oriental Reed Warbler  Acrocephalus orientalis: Miallo,QLD 15/03/96
223 Matsudaira's SP  Oceanodroma matsudairae: nw of Dampier,WA 26/09/68
224 Matsudaira's SP  Oceanodroma matsudairae: nw of Lacepedes,WA 09/11/80

225 Matsudaira's SP  Oceanodroma matsudairae: off nw WA 14/10/96
231 Westland Petrel  Procellaria westlandica: off Wollongong,NSW 28/07/96

233 American Golden Plover  Pluvialis dominica: Pittown,NSW 22/11/97
238 House Swift  Apus affinis: Edgeworth,NSW 24/12/97
239 Green Sandpiper  Tringa ochropus: Darwin,NT 04/03/98
240 Arctic Warbler  Phylloscopus borealis: Broome,WA 23/01/98
241 Blue-winged Pitta  Pitta moluccensis: Karratha,WA 06/11/94
242 Blue and White Flycatcher  Ficedula cyanomelana: Cossack,WA 05/12/95    
243 Arctic Warbler  Phylloscopus borealis: Lacepede Islands,WA 17/12/97
244 Franklin's Gull  Larus pipixcan: Broome,WA 29/12/96
245 Black-backed Wagtail  Motacilla lugens: Glendale, NSW 04/04/98
246 Newell's Shearwater  P. aricularis newelli:, Norfolk Is 02/12/97

CASES ACCEPTED      (July 1998)
200 Black-backed Wagtail  Motacilla lugens: Derby,WA 30/12/95

193 American Golden Plover  Pluvialis dominica: Cairns,QLD 24/02/95
207 Caspian Plover  Charadrius asiaticus: Cleveland bay,QLD 23/11/95

Tony Palliser
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