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Recent and current reports to the South Carolina Bird Records Committee

This page is for quick dissemination of current-year Bird Record Committee pending and completed decisions. Full decisions with context and rationale are published in annual reports in The Chat.

2021 Ballot #2—October 2021

Record NumberCommon NameLocationCountyObservation DateStatus of Report
2021-006Fork-tailed FlycatcherDobbin's Farm, TownvilleAnderson28 May 2021Accept
2021-007Glaucous GullKiawah IslandCharleston31 May 2021Accept
2021-008Heermann's GullHunting Island State ParkBeaufort21 June 2021Accept
2021-009Alder FlycatcherRoyster Road, TownvilleAnderson20 August 2021Re-review
2021-010European GoldfinchWest Residence, Mt PleasantCharleston22 June 2021Non-accept

2021 Ballot #1—June 2021

Record NumberCommon NameLocationCountyObservation DateStatus of Report
2021-001DovekieHuntington Beach State ParkGeorgetown6 March 2021Accept
2021-002Iceland GullHorry County LandfillHorry19 March 2021Accept
2021-003Whooper SwanPrince Lake, PiedmontGreenville20 March2021Non-accept
2021-004Hudsonian GodwitFish Haul Beach Pk, Hilton Head Isl.Beaufort28 March 2021Non-accept
2021-005White-faced IbisKiawah IslandCharleston22 April 2021Accept
2019-018Cave SwallowHeritage Shores Nature PreserveHorry29 November 2019Rereview
2019-009Say's PhoebeLittle Edisto IslandCharleston26 September 2019Non-accept
2018-024Anna's/Calliope HummingbirdSpartanburgSpartanburg9 December 2015Accept
11-98-20Masked BoobyLitchfield BeachGeorgetown21 November 1998Non-accept
05-98-22Iceland GullLitchfield BeachGeorgetown16 May 1998Non-accept
12-98-24Blackpoll WarblerLake RussellAnderson22 December 1998Rereview
10-00-06RuffSavannah River Spoil siteJasper3 October 2000Non-accept
01-03-12White-faced IbisSavannah NWRJasper2 November 2000Rereview
04-00-02RuffSantee Coastal ReserveCharleston8 April 2000Rereview

2020 Ballot #3—February 2021

Record NumberCommon NameLocationCountyObservation DateStatus of Report
2020-008Chimney SwiftColumbiaRichland 4 February 2020non-accept
2020-017Fork-tailed FlycatcherFt. Moultrie NHPCharleston16 September 2020accept
2020-018Brown BoobyLake Thurmond DamMcCormick18 October 2020accept
2020-019Common MurreHuntington Beach State ParkGeorgetown 9 November 2020rereview
2020-020Western MeadowlarkDobbins FarmAnderson12 November 2020accept
2020-021Sage ThrasherLake Conestee Nature PreserveGreenville19 November 2020accept
2020-022Short-tailed HawkCaw Caw Interpretive CenterCharleston26 May 2018accept
2020-023Buff-bellied HummingbirdSummervilleDorchester13 November 2020accept
2020-024Townsend's SolitaireHuntington Beach State ParkGeorgetown11 October 2020accept
2020-025Shiny CowbirdDaniel IslandCharleston15 November 2020accept
2020-026Bronzed CowbirdCharlestonCharleston24 November 2008accept
2020-027Brown BoobyFolly BeachCharleston27 December 2020accept
2020-028Little StintMcClellanville CBC circleCharleston19 December 2020accept
2020-029Townsend's WarblerHuntington Beach State ParkGeorgetown22 December 2020accept
2020-030Whooper SwanSantee NWRClarendon22 December 2020non-accept
2020-031Cackling GooseSantee NWRClarendon30 December 2020non-accept

2020 Ballot #2

Record NumberCommon NameLocationCountyObservation DateStatus of Report
2020-016Black-whiskered VireoKiawah IslandCharleston25 August 2020Accept
2019-024Bullock's OrioleBeaufortBeaufort11 October 2016Non-accept
2019-018Cave SwallowHeritage Shores Nature PreserveHorry29 November 2019Rereview
2019-009Say's PhoebeLittle Edisto IslandCharleston26 September 2019Rereview
2018-047Cassin's VireoKiawah IslandCharleston28 October 2018Non-accept
2018-044Common MerganserPawleys IslandGeorgetown27 December 2018Non-accept
2018-031Warbling VireoGreat Pee Dee RiverMarlborough14 July 2018Non-accept
2018-024Anna's/Calliope HummingbirdSpartanburgSpartanburg9 December 2015Rereview
2018-008Parasitic JaegerLake Strom ThurmondMcCormick12 September 2017Accept
2017-018American FlamingoMyrtle Beach Stae ParkHorry13 September 2017Accept
11-99-16Pomarine JaegerLake KeoweeOconee13 November 1999Non-accept
06-98-14Arctic Ternoffshore Murrells InletGeorgetown6 June 1998Non-accept
09-03-08Fea's Petreloffshore CharlestonCharleston27 September 2003Accept
01-04-01California GullJasper County LandfillJasper30 January 2004Non-accept
11-98-20Masked BoobyLitchfield BeachGeorgetown21 November 1998Rereview
05-98-22Iceland GullLitchfield BeachGeorgetown16 May 1998Rereview
03-99-05Nashville WarblerMyrtle BeachHorry9 March 1999Accept
12-98-24Blackpoll WarblerLake RussellAnderson22 December 1998Rereview
01-01-01Northern GoshawkKiawah IslandCharleston2 January 2001Non-accept
10-00-06RuffSavannah River Spoil siteJasper3 October 2000Rereview
11-01-08Green-tailed TowheeWest ColumbiaLexington17 November 2001Non-accept
09-01-05Black-headed GrosbeakConwayHorry28 May 2001Non-accept
01-03-12White-faced IbisSavannah NWRJasper2 November 2000Rereview
01-05-04Varied ThrushClevelandGreenville15 January 2005Non-accept
03-09-01Pacific LoonPawleys IslandGeorgetown6 March 2009Non-accept
04-00-02RuffSantee Coastal ReserveCharleston8 April 2000Rereview

2020 Ballot #1

Record NumberCommon NameLocationCountyDateStatus of Report
2019-001Tufted DuckBulls IslandCharleston2/8/2019Accept
2019-002Western GrebeBulls IslandCharleston2/7/2019Accept
2019-003Rough-legged HawkCape Romain NWRCharleston12/17/2011Accept
2019-004Tropical KingbirdFt. MoultrieCharleston6/16/2019Accept
2019-005Red-necked GrebeHuntington Beach SPGeorgetown2/28/2019Accept
2019-006Trumpeter SwanBear Island WMAColleton3/8/2019Accept
2019-007Roseate TernHuntington Beach SPGeorgetown6/30-7/5/2019Accept
2019-008Tricolored MuniaBear Island WMAColleton7/14/209Non-accept
2019-009Say's PhoebeLittle Edisto IslandCharleston9/26/2019Rereview
2019-010Kirtland's WarblerFants Grove WMAAnderson10/7/2019Accept
2019-011Bell's VireoFt. MoultrieCharleston10/23-10/24/2019Accept
2019-012BrantNorth Santee BayGeorgetown10/25/2019Accept
2019-013Cassin's KingbirdDonnelley WMAColleton10/30/2019Non-accept
2019-014Snail KiteLake MarionClarendon10/31-11/3/2019Accept
2019-015Swainson's HawkAvian Conservation CenterCharleston11/7/2019Accept
2019-016Brown BoobyFolly BeachCharleston11/8/2019Accept
2019-017Great CormorantStrom Thurmond LakeMcCormick11/17/2019Accept
2019-018Cave SwallowHeritage Shores NPHorry11/29/2019Rereview
2019-019Harlequin DuckHuntington Beach SPGeorgetown12/5/2019Accept
2019-020Iceland GullHorry County LandfillHorry12/17/2019Accept
2019-021Monk ParakeetMyrtle BeachHorry9/7-9/8/2019Rereview
2019-022Snowy OwlMyrtle Beach SPHorry12/7/2019Accept
2019-023Long-eared OwlHuntington Beach SPGeorgetown12/3/2019Accept
2019-024Bullock's OriolePrivate residenceBeaufort10/11-10/12/2016Rereview
2019-025Ash-throated FlycatcherPort Royal BoardwalkBeaufort10/22/2019Accept
2019-026Ash-throated FlycatcherKiawah IslandCharleston11/13-11/14/2019Accept
2019-027Ash-throated FlycatcherHuntington Beach SPGeorgetown11/17/2019Accept
2019-028Ash-throated FlycatcherWanamaker TractCalhoun12/15/2019Accept
2019-029Ash-throated FlycatcherYawkey Wildlife CenterGeorgetown12/19/2019Accept
2019-030Ash-throated FlycatcherHilton HeadBeaufort12/23/2019Accept
2019-031Bullock's OrioleRose Hill PlantationBeaufort12/20/2019Accept
2019-032Cackling GooseRobinson LakeGreenville12/19/2019Accept
2019-033BrantYawkey Wildlife CenterGeorgetown12/18/2019Accept
2019-034Tricolored MuniaYawkey Wildlife CenterGeorgetown8/17/2019Non-accept
2020-001Western GrebeBulls IslandCharleston 5 January 2020accept
2020-002American Tree SparrowHigh Falls County ParkOconee19 January 2020non-accept
2020-003Ash-throated FlycatcherMt PleasantCharleston25 January 2020accept
2020-004Black GuillemotHuntington Beach St. Pk.Georgetown18 January 2020accept
2020-005Ash-throated FlycatcherHilton Head IslandBeaufort30 January 2020accept
2020-006Bullock's OriolePinevilleBerkeley19 January 2020accept
2020-007Glaucous GullNorth Myrtle BeachHorry15 March 2020 accept
2020-009Common MerganserFlorence Florence 1 February 2020accept
2020-010GarganyNorth Myrtle BeachHorry 2 March 2020non-accept
2020-011Pacific LoonLake JocasseOconee28 February 2020accept
2020-012Pacific LoonLake MurrayRichland15 March 2020 accept
2020-013Red-necked GrebeLake MurrayLexington24 March 2020accept
2020-014Pacific LoonSaddlers Creek State ParkAnderson10 March 2020accept
2020-015Egyptian GooseBurma RoadLexington26 April 2020non-accept

New reports pending BRC review