The mission of the Vermont Bird Records Committee (VBRC) is to validate records of birds within the state of Vermont and maintain the bird checklist. Founded in 1980, the VBRC is composed of experienced birders and ornithologists from Vermont. Bird records typically originate as written descriptions and/or photographs that are submitted by observers involved with the discovery of a rare bird, rare nesting species, or out-of-season reports. The committee actively solicits reports of any species on the review list as well as any species not currently on the official Vermont Bird Checklist. Each year the committee publishes an annual report detailing the decisions on all species reviewed during that year. You can explore past reports, the Vermont Bird Checklist, and report your rare and out-of-season sightings on the VBRC website.