The Virginia Avian Records Committee (VARCOM)

The Virginia Avian Records Committee (VARCOM) was formed in 1989 to increase knowledge of Virginia birds, to evaluate and to archive records of vagrants and rare nesting species in the state, and to encourage high standards of observation, recording, and reporting in the birding community. Since then, VARCOM has evaluated more than 1,250 records of rare species, unseasonal occurrences, and unusual breeding attempts.

Virginia’s Birdlife, an Annotated Checklist ("The Gold Book")

For a copy of the fourth edition of Virginia’s Birdlife, an Annotated Checklist edited by Stephen C. Rottenborn and Edward S. Brinkley, send a check for $20.00 made out to "Virginia Society of Ornithology" and send to Virginia Society of Ornithology, PO Box 5994, Williamsburg, VA 23188. For more information on "The Gold Book", please visit this page dedicated to it on our website!