Species lists

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(Western Palaearctic: German, English, French, Spanish and scientific. Worldwide: German, English and scientific)



Rhineland-Palatinate (PDF Download 337 kb)

Thuringia (PDF Download 472 kb)



National lists of birds are managed by national commissions. The Association of European Rarities Committees (AERC) has developed international guidelines for the work of such commissions.

The commissions define those species in their area of responsibility that are subject to reporting procedures. Sightings of rare birds are reported using prepared reporting forms, often online. These reports are checked to ensure a minimum standard of scientific documentation and are then either accepted or rejected.

National Commissions  



Deutsche Avifaunistische Kommission (DAK) - German Avifaunistic Commission

... formerly Deutsche Seltenheitenkommission (DSK) (German Rarities Commission) checks whether the submitted documentation on the identification of the reported species is plausible for third parties. In this way sightings are confirmed as citable records.

Deutsche Avifaunistische Kommission
c/o Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten (DDA) e. V.
An den Speichern 4 a
48157 Münster / Germany

e-mail       www.dda-web.de/dak


DO-G Commission „Artenliste der Vögel Deutschlands“

The Commission for the German Bird Species List is responsible for the classification and ongoing adjustment of the nomenclature of recorded species in conformity with the latest facts.


Standing Committee for German Names of the Birds of the World

initialized by IOU and DO-G





Avifaunistische Kommission Österreich AFK - Austrian Avifaunistic Commission

BirdLife Austria
Museumsplatz 1/10/8
1070 Wien / Austria





Schweizerische Avifaunistische Kommission SAK - Swiss Avifaunistic Commission

c/o Schweizerische Vogelwarte
CH-6204 Sempach / Switzerland



Regional commissions

Federal state and regional avifaunistic commissions - see the pages of:

DDA (Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten)