TBC Records Committee
The TBCRSC consists of the Recorder, Editor, Compilers (4), Ringing Officer and
4 ordinary members. The Recorder, Editor, Compilers, and Ringing Officer are appointed
annually to their posts by the Teesmouth Bird Club Committee. Ordinary members serve
for a maximum of 4 years. Each year the longest serving ordinary member resigns
and is not eligible for re-appointment for at least 12 months. When vacancies on
the TBCRSC arise through the annual appointment process or for some other reason,
then TBCRSC will recommend a suitable, willing candidate to the Teesmouth Bird Club
Committee who will then appoint a person of their choice.
The Records Sub-committee assess all records which have been submitted to the Recorder.
Those records which refer to birds considered by BBRC are forwarded to 'British
Birds' with any additional information which the TBCRSC may have. The decision to
accept or reject the record lie entirely with the BBRC and it is the policy of the
TBCRSC to abide by their decision. No records of such birds are published in the
bird report unless accepted by the BBRC. Records of rare or scarce species in Cleveland
are discussed by the TBCRSC. If there is more than one member unwilling to support
the record it will be rejected. It must be stressed that a rejected record does
not necessarily mean that a bird has been mis-identified, but often that there is
not enough detail in the record to convince all members of the committee. Records
of common birds are passed straight to the compilers for inclusion in the report.
If there are records which do not fall into the established pattern of occurrence
for the year then they will be discussed by the other members of the TBCRSC, with
the possibility of asking the observer for more information.
Mark Askew, Stewart Hinley, Graeme Joynt, Mark Rowbottom