Utah Bird Records Committee
A Brief History
The UBRC was established in 1982 and was associated with the Utah Ornithological Society and the Utah Birds magazine. The first members were: Steve Hedges (Editor of the Utah Birds magazine), Ella Sorensen (Secretary), Keith Dixon, and Clayton White. The number of members varied between 1987 and 2000 when the number of Voting Members was set to "seven" in the newly created Bylaws. Here's a chart of the membership to give a general idea of the committee's development.
In about 1999 the Records Committee was shifted to the
internet to make it easier, less expensive and more efficient. The
Utah County Birders agreed to host the UOS and the Records Committee on the
Utah Birds website (utahbirds.org)..
After about 10 years the Utah Birds magazine was discontinued after a slow
decline and an increasing prominence of the internet. Shortly
after that the UOS was discontinued but the Records Committee was not -- it
was functioning very much independently most of the time. The
funds left over from of the UOS and also from the Salt Lake Birders who
jointed with the Salt lake Audubon Society, were put towards maintaining the
website and the Records Committee, on the
Some of the resulting information produced by the Utah
Bird Records Committee