Hadn't noticed this before...
- Haas 2012. Extremely rare birds in the Western Palearctic. Lynx Edicions. 157 spp, 300 photographs, due Feb 2012.
I'll post a species list tonight. Basically, it lists all species that have occurred in the WP ('sensu BWP') less than 10 times up to and including 2008. Records from 2009 and the first half of 2010 are mentioned as well, but not listed with details. Due to deadlines, I couldn't update it to include the second half of 2010 and 2011...
I am sure Lynx will publish sample pages when the book is ready to be printed (which is in its final stages now).
Personally I think Ross's Goose probably is that rare, but plenty of people would disagree I would have thought.
What's up with this Swallow-tailed Kite record? I saw photo(s) in British Birds soon after a sighting in one of the Atlantic archipelagos in 1998, but the latest Collins edition (first USA printing) doesn't include the species at all.
See: http://birdingazores.com/?page=swallowtailed The March 2005 record on Flores has not been accepted.
The record you mention (actually in 1993) has not been accepted as a wild bird but accepted in the so-called category D (simply put: all records that might be genuine but treated with doubts 'at the moment').
It might be worthwhile complement to records from the years 2010 and 2011, published jointly in the article as an update to the book (in Dutch Birding?). Then we had the current status in January 2012, the day when the book came out.
All the best