Category: PORC

  • 0039_2024_2976 Mottled Duck

    If accepted, this will be the second reported Mottled Duck in the state and the first for Lehigh County! (May 2024) Species: Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula) Number of individuals observed: […]

  • PORC Welcome

    Welcome! Welcome to the homepage of the Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee. We are a group of volunteers tasked with maintaining the Official List of Birds for Pennsylvania and maintaining a record of […]

  • PORC Documenting Rarities

    Documenting Rarities TIPS FOR DOCUMENTING RARE BIRD SPECIES:WHAT THE RECORDS COMMITTEE LOOKS FOR Since its first annual report in 1989 the Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee has accepted an average of […]

  • PORC Review List

    Review List Revised January 2023 The following Review List contains species that are considered rare or accidental in Pennsylvania. The Records Committee requests details including full descriptions, photographs, video, or […]

  • PORC Recent Additions to the State List

    Recent Additions to the State List This page contains a list of species most recently added to the state’s Official List. A species is added to the Official List if PORC […]

  • PORC Recently Completed Records

    Recently Completed Records Here we will periodically post the most recent records that the committee has completed reviewing. More information about the Committee’s procedures is available in this summary or in our bylaws. […]

  • PORC Recent Submissions

    Recent Submissions Below are select records that have been recently submitted to PORC with attached photographs. Submit a photograph or video along with your rare bird sighting if you would […]

  • PORC Pennsylvania Bird List

    Pennsylvania Bird List Published Lists The Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee is tasked with keeping the Official List of the Birds of Pennsylvania and associated abundance codes revised every five years […]

  • PORC Annual Reports

    Annual Reports The committee publishes an annual report in Pennsylvania Birds of all records that have received a committee vote and a decision for or against acceptance in the previous […]

  • PORC Bylaws

    Bylaws Current Bylaws 2024 Bylaws PORC Bylaws were revised in 2024 to reflect changes in how the committee defines the status definitions, under classification of records, for PA birds. This […]