The Alabama Bird Records Committee (ABRC) was created to validate documentation of unusual birds in Alabama using a method that allows the records to be more universally accepted and scientifically valuable. A committee of seven experienced Alabama Ornithological Society (AOS) members reviews reports of species that generally have fewer than 20 accepted records for the state. Records for species on the ABRC review list, which currently includes around 90 species, are voted on once by all committee members and then sometimes twice if the first vote is indecisive. Vote totals with no more than one “not accepted” vote result in the record being accepted. Totals with four or more “not accepied” votes result in the record not being accepted. Records without decisions following one or two votes are reviewed and voted upon a final time at the annual meeting of the ABRC.
Author: Steve W. McConnell
Volume Number: 47 Year Published: 2001
Issue Number: 2
Page Number: 55
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/2001/Vol 47 No 2 2001_55-56.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/2001/Vol 47 No 2 2001.pdf