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Welcome to the 2019 Lincolnshire Bird Report
On behalf of the Lincolnshire Bird Club (LBC) we are pleased to present our annual report on the birds of Lincolnshire. This 40th anniversary Bird Report has taken a huge amount of work, with many individuals involved in its publication and we thank our Honorary President Professor Ian Newton FRS for his encouraging comments in the Preface. Thanks are due to the observers and organisations who submit and share records to LBC, to our County Recorder, Phil Hyde, who oversees our records process and the team that processes them into the Wildlife Recorder 4 database. He also solicits, checks and edits much of the other material in the report. The Lincolnshire Birds Records Committee (LBRC), chaired by James Siddle, vets our records and Roy Harvey provides support as secretary. Colin and Sheila Jennings convert raw data from members into a format that can be loaded into the database. Colin Casey, our database manager, brings together records from a range of sources and makes them available in a suitable format for report entry writers. He has also continued to improve our Wildlife Recorder database most especially by developing automated means to convert external data into our database which continues to radically improve our data management for the purpose of report writing. We are extremely grateful to him and Jack Levene of Wildlife Recorder for the work they have done. We are also grateful to John and Nicky Clarkson for proof reading this report.
As the Lincolnshire Bird Report went to press, news reached us that former County Bird Recorder Steve Keightley passed away on February 4th 2021. A full obituary will appear in LBR 2020. The cover photo for the 2019 report is his photo of the Black-winged Pratincole at Frampton Marsh taken on Jun 18th 2019.