Welcome to the website of the Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee (PORC). As a special committee of the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology, PORC is tasked with reviewing rare bird sightings for acceptance into the state’s ornithological record.
On this site you can access:
- The Review List of rare species requiring documentation for acceptance into the state’s ornithological record
- A rare bird report form for submitting sightings to the committee
- Tips on documenting review species
- Documentation and photographs of recently submitted and recently reviewed rare birds
- The committee’s Annual Reports of records reviewed each year
- The Official List of the Birds of Pennsylvania
- Information about the committee’s history, purpose, procedures, membership, and bylaws
If you have questions about any aspect of the Committee, contact either the committee’s Chair or its Secretary as listed on the members page.