Please note that Ruddy Duck is added to Appendix 2 and that tristis Chiffchaff has been moved from Appendix 2 to Appendix 1. Sightings of Ruddy Duck will now be included in the monthly Provisional List.
These changes are the second set of revisions 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.
The first set of changes made to the Appendices are described here