American Golden Plover

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Subject: American Golden Plover
From: L&L Knight <>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 22:27:01 +1000
Perhaps some one in the know can provide some details on the criteria for official criteria on the list - does one accepted sighting of a blow-in sufficient, or does a species need to have more than a one-off sighting [ie single bird] before it is officially listed?

Is the list organised as follows?
Breeding Residents
Breeding Migrants
Regular Non Breeding Migrants
Irregular Non Breeding Migrants
Very Infrequent Vagrants

Is there a data base of unconfirmed sight records for the rarites?

Regards, Laurie.

On Thursday, September 21, 2006, at 09:51  PM, Peter Ewin wrote:

A quick question regarding this species - Is it officially on the Australian List yet? Christidis & Boles included it on the Supplementary List stating HANZAB (1993) as all records are unacceptable (unfortunately my HANZAB are at work at the moment so I can't check it). Thw orking draft on the BA site doesn't list it, but it doesn't list a few things. The CSIRO List of Vertebrate Species does not list it all, and knowing one of the authors I thought they had checked over the records vetted by BARC (maybe I am wrong on this). All the records at the BARC website are Not Accepted (I assume because of the difficulty of ID). Looking through the archives there is a record by Dion Hobcroft that has been accepted by BARC though this probably just before the reports went digital? There is also the record that both Graham and Edwin have mentioned but this doesn't appear on the BARC site.
Can anyone let me know if this should be on the list.


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