Our boundaries are approximately:
Records of sightings and observations are sent to us by:
What kinds of bird records are important?
We would sooner have too many records, than too few! We are interested not only in rare or unusual birds, but also in building up, over the years, information on changes in bird populations in our area.
So, the types of information in which we are interested are:
We welcome your records of bird sightings in our Recording Area. These should be sent to our Recorder (contact details above). You can also use our Online Sightings Form online, but please make sure that you include all the relevant information.
The records must be in the new taxonomic order issued by the British Ornithologists' Union. Ideally, your records should either be typed or in electronic format - but legible handwriting is quite acceptable! Check out our submission guidelines here. You can also find out more about our electronic submission method using the Club's spreadsheet.
Please ensure that your name and contact details are included.
For each species / sighting, please ensure that you give the date and location of your records. If the location is obscure, a 6-figure grid reference would be appreciated.
For rare or unusual birds, a detailed field description must be given if we are to accept your record and pass it on to the appropriate bodies for regional / national acceptance.
Publishing our records
Each year, YOC produces an Annual Bird Report, compiled by the Recorder and a team of Assistant Recorders (see our 'Organisation' page for their names).
The 2008 Report is now available and can be purchased for the price of £6.45 (including P&P) from our Secretary: Linda Newton, 5 Fairfields Drive, Skelton, York YO30 1YP 6EA Tel: 01904 471446, or you can order online from here