Purposes of the CBRC
The following listing of the purposes of the CBRC is from the
Bylaws of the Western Field Ornithologists' California Bird Records Committee.
- Endorse records of selected birds from the State of California and adjacent ocean, including, but not limited
to, all such records submitted for publication to any official journal or checklist of the Western Field Ornithologists.
“Adjacent Ocean” is herein defined as that area within the United States Fisheries Conservation Zone where the
nearest point of land is within 200 nautical miles of the California coast, except where the southern boundary
is affected by areas under the jurisdiction of Mexico pursuant to international law.
- Maintain permanently the original bird records and all Committee votes and comments for use by future bird
- Publish at least minimal data on all records receiving a decision.
- Provide a means by which sight records can gain universal acceptance as valuable scientific data.
- Increase knowledge of the birds of California.
- Establish standards of observation and reporting against which field observers may compare their own techniques.
- Keep or cause to keep the official California State List.
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