Subject: List of HK Bird Data by Species(~2012)香港鳥類名錄~鳥種數據(至2012) [Print This Page] Author: HKBWS Ivan Time: 30/09/2013 14:33 Subject: List of HK Bird Data by Species(~2012)香港鳥類名錄~鳥種數據(至2012)
List of HK Bird Data by Species
Attached is based on the official records of HKBWS, i.e. those that appear in The Avifauna of Hong Kong or in subsequent HK Bird Reports up to the end of the year 2012, including records which will appear in the 2012 HKBR when published. It does not include any 2013 records or unpublished records for earlier years.
Dates highlighted in yellow are average earliest and latest dates for species which are regularly seen outside of these periods and for which no actual earliest or latest date can be given. They are not official and are intended for guidance only.
This list is maintained by the Secretary of the HKBWS Records Committee, currently Geoff Welch. It is relatively new and may contain some errors. He would welcome any comments on errors or omissions, suggestions or any other thoughts from members on the following email address
geoffwelch46 @ yahoo.co.uk (please delete spaces)
Errors or omissions should be based on the officially published records of HKBWS as given above
Very useful data collection. Many thanks. Author: tmichael Time: 1/10/2013 00:02
Fantastically useful set of data, which I will check through, as Geoff suggests, to see if there are any anomalies, even errors. However, can I suggest that some sort of very broad brush, locally based 'cause for concern' status (independent of any Birdlife etc rating) might be useful, and might encourage the submission of records of such species. For me, this started with species #1 Chinese Francolin, one of a number of grassy hillside species we old-timers think of as common etc, but possibly threatened locally as their habitat shrinks in the face of the re-afforestation which is, perhaps, the biggest habitat change of HK in the late 20th/early 21st century.
[ Last edited by tmichael at 1/10/2013 00:03 ] Author: wgeoff Time: 1/10/2013 06:10
That's a very good idea Mike, and I will discuss with others whether and how we could produce a 'Local Concern' list.
We need to be careful as this would become an official HKBWS designation.
But I think the idea is a good one. Author: HKBWS Ivan Time: 24/01/2014 12:40
The data has been updated to include the latest Records Committee decisions and Chinese names and is complete to end 2012
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