The Atlas and Yet another listing app!

To: Trevor Hampel <>, "" <>
Subject: The Atlas and Yet another listing app!
From: Graeme Stevens <>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:57:12 +1100
Thanks Trevor,
Delighted if that is the case.  I assume the eBird records will go through the 
same moderation process and that must be generating quite a workload.
Just as an aside: I notice on eBird that when browsing recent entries there are 
often multiple entries for what appears to be the same survey or outing. e.g. 
say a group of 5 observers visit a site and record 23 species - there are at 
times five different entries all for the same 23 species.
I do hope the Atlas moderator ditches 4 of the 5???  or we would surely be 
biasing abundance ratios etc. I wonder if that is the case?
> Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:01:27 +1030
> From: 
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> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] The Atlas and Yet another listing app!
> On 17/10/2014 10:54 AM, Graeme Stevens wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >   
> > As a long term "Atlasser", I consider it would be a great shame indeed if 
> > the increasing volume of field work registered on e-bird and Eremaea did 
> > not contribute to what is now a long term and very rich database created 
> > over decades by dedicated "citizen scientists" and professional 
> > ornithologists. (the current Atlas registers 677,000 surveys covering 
> > 318,000 sites)
> Hi everyone,
> After a long debate with myself about what to do with my many thousands 
> of bird records going back many years I have recently started entering 
> my bird observations into E-bird. It clearly states on the site that all 
> records feed into the Birdlife Australia Atlas Database:
> /*Eremaea eBird feeds into the Birdlife Australia Atlas database and is 
> used to help make conservation decisions for Australian birds. In this 
> way any contribution made to eBird increases our understanding of the 
> distribution, richness, and uniqueness of the biodiversity of our planet.
> */Mind you, the above quote took me a while to find, but there it is, so 
> I am entering data as quickly as time and energy allows. In the early 
> Australian Atlas days I contributed many hundreds of sheets but over the 
> last decade that effort has dwindled to zero due to personal reasons.
> It concerned me that all of my observations going back to the mid 1970s 
> would languish unused on my computer database (Birdinfo). Ebird is my 
> way of continuing to make a valuable contribution to conservation.
> I hope that this helps to clarify the Atlas question regarding Ebird.
> Trevor
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