IBRC Documentation Forms

The Indiana Bird Records Committee (IBRC) actively solicits documentation from all Hoosiers. Many resources are available for writing a great record documentation. These forms are to be used for all birds in Indiana that require documentation.

Refer to the Review List for a complete list of birds that the IBRC solicits documentation for. Beginning in 2018, eBird checklists are eligible rare bird documentation forms, when forwarded to the chair. Such checklists should include standard documentation normally found on the official documentation form (e.g., detailed description, habitat, elimination of similar species, etc.).

Hard Copy Form

If you do not have access to the internet, you can download the form to enter and mail the information to the committee.

Download the Documentation Form (PDF)

Online Form

While the internet and email encourage quick and brief communications, we ask that you take your time to provide clear and thorough descriptions on the form below. If uploading photos to the online form, please ensure they are under 20 MB each. Large files will not upload properly.

Tell Us About Yourself
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Your First Name
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Your Last Name
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Your Address
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City
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State
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Zip Code
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Your Phone Number
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Your Email Address
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DOCUMENTATION
Information about the bird.
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Review Species Name
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Number of Birds Seen
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Age of Bird(s)
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Sex of Bird
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Location of Bird (including county)
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Location of Sighting
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Date of Sighting
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Circumstances of Sighting
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Detailed Bird Description (body, size, bill, coloration, distinct patterns)
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In Flight Profile (wing pattern, wingbeats, etc.)
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Behavior Observed
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Vocalization
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Elimination of Similar Species
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Habitat Description
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Experience With This and Similar Species
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Distance to Bird and Optics Used
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Viewing Conditions?
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Guides Consulted and Other Observers
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Time After Sighting until Documentation Completed?
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Media Attachment
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Media Attachment 2
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Media Attachment 3
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