Washington Bird Records Committee

Committee Membership

Brad Waggoner, Chair

Shawneen Finnegan
Cindy McCormack
Ryan Shaw
Bill Shelmerdine
Dave Slager
Charlie Wright
Matt Bartels, Secretary

Contact the Committee


Washington State Checklist
The Washington Bird Records Committee (WBRC) maintains the official list of all species seen in the state, and collects and evaluates reports of rare birds in the state.

Washington State Review List
The Review List consists of birds with 20 or fewer records during the previous 10-year period.

Past Decisions

Summary of All WBRC Voting Results
Here you will find a complete summary of all WBRC voting results — accepted records, not accepted, and tabled — in both searchable pdf and Excel formats.

Published Reports
Reports of the WBRC that have been published in the journal Washington Birds or Western Birds.

Report a Sighting

Birders in Washington State can make important contributions to scientific investigations by reporting their sightings. To report a sighting, please click here.

WBRC Bylaws

WBRC Bylaws (Revised June 2020)

Apply to Join the WBRC

WBRC Membership Application

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