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NSW Ornithological Records Appraisal Committee – ORAC

The NSW Ornithological Records Appraisal Committee (NSW ORAC) was formed in the late 1980s by the major bird clubs in NSW in order to provide an impartial appraisal of rare and unusual bird sightings in NSW. The eight person Committee comprises some of NSW’s top field ornithologists with representation from Birding NSW, Illawarra Bird Observers Club, Hunter Bird Observers Club, Cumberland Bird Observers Club and NSW Bird Atlassers. NSW ORAC has a Review List of species considered sufficiently rare to require appraisal and this list does not overlap with the BirdLife Australia Rarities Committee (BARC) Review List.

Please use the forms below to submit bird sightings to ORAC for appraisal.
NSW ORAC Rules Feb 2013.pdf
NSW ORAC guidelines for submissions.pdf
NSW ORAC Unusual Record Report Form.pdf
NSW ORAC Review List Jan 2018.pdf


You might also like to visit Birdlife Australia's Rarities Committee (BARC) site.


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