The IOC World List has been updated to support version 13.2 from July 2023. Of most interest to Western Palearctic listers will be the split of Lesser Sand Plover into Siberian and Tibetan, which will delight top British twitchers as both have occurred in England!

Also of relevance to Britain is that we have updated the BOU British List to include the split of Stejneger's Scoter from White-winged Scoter, giving another armchair tick to some of those who saw the Lothian bird last winter.