Is my bird rare?
Thank you for choosing to report your rare bird sighting to one of the Bird Records Committees of the Carolina Bird Club. The Bird Records Committees are interested in reports of exceptionally rare birds, ones that have never, or very seldom, been reported in the state before. The committees review these reports in order to determine whether the species should be accepted to the official list of birds that have been seen in the state. Accordingly, the reports must be very carefully researched and documented.
We understand the excitement that comes with seeing a bird for the first time, but just because you have never seen a certain bird before does not necessarily mean that it is rare. Please take a couple of minutes to research whether the bird that you have seen is actually exceptionally rare.