KORC Rarity Form is available below:
- Submit a KORC Rarity Form as soon as possible after the sighting, while details of the observation are still fresh.
- Complete the form (in English or Arabic) as comprehensively as possible with notes taken in the field with respect to ID features, habits and habitat.
- If photographs are included please make sure to reduce the horizontal resolution to no more than 700 pixels, and compression ratio between 50 to 65%. To insert a photograph into the form just drag it and release it into the form. Ensure that photographs clearly show all the identification features of the species observed and then complete the few cells highlighted in ‘pink’ on the form.
- If you are not sure how to embed images onto the Form, these can be sent separately with the Form.
- Completed forms can be sent via e-mail (preferred method) to KORC addressed to both: mikeinq8 'AT' gmail.com and alsirhan 'AT' alsirhan.com
Please name and save files in the following format:
Assessment of Rarity Forms by KORC
- KORC meets every Quarter to assess and review submitted Rarity Forms as well as any Breeding Records.>
- Each record is reviewed on its own.>
- Majority decisions for Acceptance or Not Proven are considered opinions as to whether each submitted record has enough evidence to reliably support and prove the identification.>
- KORC decisions for ‘Acceptance or Not Proven’ do not represent an assessment of the observer.>
- Not Proven means that the evidence presented on the Form is not sufficient to establish or confirm identification beyond reasonable doubt. In addition to information provided, observer experience of the species and/or potential confusion of similar species could sometimes influence a decision.>
- If KORC cannot reach a consensus, then that record is passed to the experienced international adjudicators for their opinion. Based on their vote together with KORC, an Accept or Not Proven decision is reached.>
- KORC Committee reserves the right to ask for additional information or images for any submitted record to assist with reaching a conclusive decision.>
- An extremely vagrant species that arrives in good numbers in one year and get scattered into many sites in Kuwait is considered one record and thus the first finder/finders is/are required to submit a KORC Form or somebody else on behalf of him. The same is applied when the one bird get augmented by another at the same site.>
Communicating KORC Outcomes
- From Q4 2014, KORC has agreed to send the assessed KORC Forms back to the Observers whether these are Accepted or Not Proven to ensure the assessment and review process is transparent>
- Accepted records will be published on KORC Web Page each Quarter - http://birdsofkuwait.com/korc and the Annotated List will be updated to reflect the current status of Kuwait’s Bird Checklist.>