RBBP Reports online



Welcome to the online Rare Breeding Birds Panel reports.

From this page you can access all the species accounts in the RBBP reports. After ticking the box to confirm that you accept the Terms and Conditions (see below), choose a species from the drop-down list, select the year(s), and click on the Display Report button.

You will then be presented with the text and any tables, graphs or maps as published in the original reports. Please read the Terms and Conditions below for limitations of use.

RBBP reports are first published in the journal British Birds and, by arrangement with the publishers of British Birds, we are able to offer online access to the species accounts from the reports through this website. Please note that the most recent issue is only available online one year after publication.

RBBP has produced annual reports since the first covering 1973. The list of species considered by RBBP has grown over the years and is reviewed periodically to reflect changing population sizes measured against criteria for inclusion on our list. Users of this website should therefore be aware that the absence of a species in a year may be because it was not included on the RBBP list at that time.


The Rare Breeding Birds Panel would like to thank the Directors of BB2000, the non-profit making company which publishes British Birds for allowing us to present material from their published journals in this way.

Anyone who uses material from this website to produce another resource, be it distributed electronically or as a printed paper should acknowledge both the Rare Breeding Birds Panel and British Birds.

Terms and Conditions

Copyright for the information presented here remains with the publisher of the original source report. No part of this database may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, published or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the RBBP and copyright owners. Contact the RBBP for further details.

It is, however, acceptable to use the information presented here as the basis of any analysis, as long as both RBBP and British Birds are suitably acknowledged (see below).

Please note that this service is only one way to access the published information on rare breeding birds; users should be aware that there may now be additional information available elsewhere. The RBBP attempts to collate all data on the breeding status of species on the RBBP list and welcomes additional sources of information which can be added to our archives. Additions and corrections to our published reports are included where available.

Earlier reports which make up this online resource were generated by scanning paper copies, and the imprecision of automatic character recognition makes occasional errors inevitable. Always check with an original if quoting from a RBBP report. Please report any errors found to the RBBP Secretary.