Please note that Green-winged Teal, Smew and Red-necked Grebe are added to Appendix 2 and that Cattle Egret has been moved from Appendix 1 to Appendix 2. Sightings of these three additional species will now be included in the monthly Provisional List.
These are the first set of changes to be applied to the Appendices since the IRBC changed its method of record submission and assessment in January 2005. For a full account of the background and reasons for the new reporting system click here. The IRBC will continue to periodically review the list of species included in both lists.