The Dorset Records Panel (DRP) is responsible for the assessment of all records of rare & scarce bird taxa in Dorset on behalf of the Dorset Bird Club. Rarity records are reviewed by panel members with a wide variety of knowledge and experience, maintaining a rigorous approach to recording standards to ensure scientific integrity for the future.



Latest Decisions

The latest accepted records for Dorset from BBRC and DRP are available here:

Recent Decisions August 2020 (pdf).


Current panel members

Mike Morse  (Chair)

Steve Smith

Ian Stanley  (Recorder)

Joe Stockwell

Nick Whitehouse



(More to follow…)


Contact the Dorset Records Panel:


Rarity Form Downloads

(if unable to download please get in touch for a copy by email)

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