The Lesvos Bird Records Committee (LBRC) was established by the Hellenic Rarities Committee in its February 2nd, 2009 session.
The aim of the LBRC is to encourage visiting birders to submit their records, in particular to provide addiitonal details of national Greek rarities, local Lesvos rarities and breeding records of the scarcer breeding species.

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HRC decisions for 2009

The following Lesvos records have been accepted by the Hellenic Rarities Committee (HRC).

Terek Sandpiper | Ρωσότρυγγας
Xenus cinereus
One record (HRC 10 in prep):
1 Polichnitos Saltpans 13 May 10 (photo: W Lopau, T Robinson, S P & E F Dudley:).
The fifth record for the island.

HRC found the following the following records for 2009 as ‘not proven’ and are therefore not accepted.

Caspian Plover |

Στεποσφυριχτής |

Charadrius asiaticus

Alykes Wetlands Apr 09

Oriental Turtle Dove
Ελατοτρύγονο | Streptopelia orientalis Potamia 1 Jan 09

White-throated Kingfisher | Σμυρναλκυόνη | Halcyon smyrnensis Sigri 11 Sept 09

Siberian Stonechat | Μαυρολαίμης | Saxicola torquata maura Vatera 15 Nov 09