The East African Rarities Committee assesses records of new and very rare birds occurring in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. This includes up to and including the fifth record of any species from each of the five countries.
Sightings of species (or subspecies) for which there are fewer than five records for a country should be submitted to the EARC Secretary: Nigel Hunter, P.O. Box 24803, Karen 00502, Nairobi, Kenya. Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Committee will also assess records of species that are deemed extinct or possibly extinct in any of the five countries, as listed in Category B3. In some circumstances, the Committee may assess records of non-rarities, such as resident species that have not been seen for a long time or major range extensions – please contact the Secretary for guidance.
The EARC undertakes its work through a Committee. The Committee comprises a Chairman and up to 11 members, but with a minimum of 9 members, each of whom will have a vote.
The composition of the Committee endeavours to reflect the following characteristics:
The Committee is supported by a non-voting Secretary. It is the Secretary’s responsibility to:
The Committee consists of the following members: