should be reported to the committee?
The majority of rear birds at Svalbard and Jan Mayen are common birds on mainland Norway. As an example the Willow Warbler is on of the most common and numerous birds on the mainland. It has only been seen once at Svalbard. Observations of species not rear and commonly recognised in mainland Norway should be documented with the 5 first observations (see the species checklist with status).
To document an observation of Blue Tit (never seen before in the region) the
observation must be described and documented in detail before it will be
approved. Visiting birds arriving on a yearly basis like Mallard, Tufted Duck,
Steller's Eider, Whimbrel, Redshank, Iceland Gull and Redwing do not need any
documentation but a report of all observations.
committee, most importantly wishes to receive all observations of birds who do
not breed on a yearly basis and breeding birds found in few numbers like Great
Northern Diver, Common Teal, Pintail, Black Scoter, European Golden Plower, ,
Red-necked Phalarope, Knot, Long-tailed Skua, Sabine's Gull, Mew Gull, Herring
Gull and Northern Wheateart.
species not listed in this table
must be reported entirely. This can be done to the committee’s secretary by
of birds wanted to be reported
form from LRSK
considered rare on a national level can be reported to the National Rarities
committee for Birds
(spring and fall migration)
The committee would appreciate reports on a yearly basis the first and last observation of migrating birds. In addition observations of any migrating and other common birds within a certain time period. (see this table)