At a meeting on 10th March, the Records Committee made the following decisions.
It was agreed to accept the following species to Cat I of the HK List. The HK List now stands at 559 species in Cat I and II:
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus 白尾鷂 (2018-12-31) at Mai Po Nature Reserve.
Collared Owlet Glaucidium brodiei 領鵂鶹 (2019-04-23) at Tai Po Kau.
Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava 西黃鶺鴒(2019-03-28) at Lut Chau.
Silver Oriole Oriolus mellianus 鵲色鸝 (EN) (2018-11-29) at Po Toi.
Buff-throated Warbler Phylloscopus subaffinis 棕腹柳鶯 (2018-10-09) at Hong Kong Wetland Park.
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix 林柳鶯 (2019-04-02) at Po Toi.
Fire-capped Tit Cephalopyrus flammiceps 火冠雀 (2019-01-25) at KFBG.
The following species were accepted to Cat III of the HK List:
Barred-shouldered Dove Geopelia humeralis 斑肩姬地鳩 (2017-11-04) at Mai Po.
Blue-capped Cordon-bleu Uraeginthus cyanocephalus 藍頂藍飾雀 (2017-05-29) at Mai Po.
Asian Glossy Starling Aplonis panayensis 亞洲輝椋鳥 (2018-11-11) at Po Toi.
The following species were removed from URF submission requirement: Rufous-faced Warbler and Hume’s Leaf Warbler.
An updated HK List will soon be published. It incorporates changes introduced in the recent IOC V.9.2 and 10.1 species and taxonomic updates.