Sunday, July 24, 2016
2016 Committee Members
IBRC Members                Term Exp.
Kirk Roth - Chair       2016
Brad Bumgardner                2018
Landon Neumann      2018
John Kendall      2018
Amy Kearns      2018
Roger Hedge      2017
Don Gorney      2017
Michael Retter      2017



Indiana Bird Records Committee


The Indiana Bird Records Committee (IBRC) evaluates the evidence for records of birds that are rare or unusual in Indiana and maintains a state checklist. The IBRC also maintains a Review List of birds that require documentation. Anyone observing a bird on the Review List should submit written documentation along with any photographic evidence to the IBRC chairman.

By judging the authenticity of these submitted reports, our aim is to contribute to the study of bird population and vagrancy.  For more information about our committee's purpose and procedures, feel free to browse our Bylaws.

IBRC suggests birders follow the ABA Code of Birding Ethics

View the ABA Code of Birding Ethics here:

Documentation of rare birds or questions about the IBRC should be directed to the IBRC Chairman, Kirk Roth at (


Bohemian Waxwing at Indiana Dunes State Park. Photo by John Kendall.

Roseate Spoonbill at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area 2009.  Photo by Jim Sullivan.