2017 records requiring further information: There are a number of county and BBRC rares still requiring description or submission to the county recorder. Without the birds being submitted they will be unable to go on the county record or be published in the forthcoming 2017 BiC Annual Report. A full list and information can be found on the website HERE .
Membership Subscriptions: As per the latest Palores it will be noted that there will be a slight membership rate rise in the New Year. This is in keeping with rising costs and yet still represents great value for money. It should be noted that there is no need to physically post either form – members can amend their own Standing Orders (SO) online with their bank (or in branch), and Gift Aid Declarations do not require a signature – hence a scan of the form or information therein (name and address) can be forwarded on to the Membership Secretary by email.
Taking out a digital Palores in your membership will also save the society a substantial sum which can be put towards other society aims. And for those on lower membership rates, it is of course perfectly acceptable to pay the slightly higher full adult rate if you wish!
Palores Autumn 2018 the quarterly newsletter of Cornwall Birds (CBWPS) is now out – all members should now be receiving theirs in the post, or for those opting for a digital subscription, by email. Reserve updates, quarterly county bird report and more!
2015/16 BiC Reports: There are a number of extra copies available of this, the latest and largest Birds in Cornwall annual report from the Society. Copies can be purchased online from SW Optics for £20 +p&p, or directly for £20, either from the shop in Truro or by arrangement directly from the BiC editors themselves in West Penwith.
2017 records requiring further information. There are many records of birds requiring a description either for BBRC or at county level where more information is needed, ideally from the finder. Many are unattributed sightings (sometimes of well-watched birds) where a named observer for the dates given below would be very helpful.
Now that Birds in Cornwall has been brought up to date with the publication of the 2015-16 report, timely submission of records is essential if it is to remain so. For this reason, future editions of Birds in Cornwall will no longer feature incomplete records. Instead, these records will be put up on the CBWPS website on a regular basis in the hope that this will encourage observers to send in descriptions and ensure that good or important birds are not missing from the county record. The records for 2017 where more information is required can be found HERE.
Please send any supporting details for the sightings on the dates specified to the Recorder as soon as possible. Accepted records will then appear in the Systematic List of Birds in Cornwall 2017.