Changes have been made to the list of species deemed vice-county rarities, outlined below. For the species added to the list, a full description is now required (written, photos and / or sound recording). These new additions are:
- Ruddy Duck
- Arctic Tern (outer Surrey only)
- Long-eared Owl
- Rock Pipit (outer Surrey only)
- Water Pipit (away from Beddington Farmlands and the London Wetland Centre)
Meanwhile, Short-eared Owl no longer requires a full description in outer Surrey.