All records of rare and scarce species submitted to the Society are considered by the KOS Rarity Panel before being accepted for publication in the Kent Bird Report.
A list of species requiring descriptions is listed below.
Additionally national rarities are considered by the British Bird Rarities Committee. A list of species considered by this committee, along with details on how to submit a record to the committee can be found here
Records should be sent to the appropriate Area Recorder using the form that can be downloaded here. If the record is being submitted as a photograph, it would be helpful if the observer could complete this form to support the record.
Species requiring supporting evidence, considered by the Kent Rarity Panel are listed here:
Blyth’s Reed warbler
Red flanked Bluetail
Black winged Stilt
Black-crowned Night Heron
American Golden Plover
White-winged Black Tern
In addition descriptions should be submitted for rare subspecies such as Black Brant,
Greenland White-fronted Goose, Kumlein’s Gull, Grey-headed Wagtail, Northern Long-
tailed Tit and Siberian Chiffchaff