Local report and rarities committee for birds (LRSK) at Svalbard and Jan Mayen
National ornithologist association is not represented in this geographical area.
The committee will work under the same standard as the other national committees in Norway.


Members of the committee:

Georg Bangjord (secretary), Oddatunet, 7057 Jonsvatnet.  (bangjord#online.no) 73839706

Mikael Lagerborg (member),  9171 Longyearbyen (mlager#start.no) Tlf: 79 02 18 43 / 90922835

Oddgeir Djøseland (member), Mauritz Kartevoldsvei 13, 4340 Bryne. Tlf: 51205293 / 99152446

Stig Hammer (member), 9171 Longyearbyen (stigham#online.no)  Tlf.: 79 02 12 25/ 97667761

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History and a perspective for the committees work
The Norwegian Polar Institute has been responsible for collecting faunistic registrations at Svalbard and Jan Mayen. The norm for LRSK activity in mainland Norway is done county by county and has never been introduced the same way in this region.

In 1995 an initiative was taken by Georg Bangjord to actively start collecting and registering notable bird life at Svalbard.  Notable bird life registrations for 1995 and 1996 are printed in The Norwegian Polar Institutes report series. (See the institutes report number 99 in 1997 and report number 111 in 1999 for details.)

For the years 1997 to 2003 there was not published any reports of notable bird life in the region and the committee wants to issue a collective report for this time period.

The first published Information from the committee reviews the 2004 bird year. The committee will try to publish information on an annual basis.