To: Birding Aus Aus <>
Subject: Ebird
From: Robert Hamilton <>
Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2015 08:05:58 +0000
Hi Peter,

If you enter them via birdlog you can search for each bird and save plenty of 



On 06/06/2015, at 5:27 PM, Peter Shute wrote:

> I don't mind entering lists for new trips as I do them, but I wish there was 
> a faster way to enter the backlog. Does anyone have any tips for doing it 
> quicker?
> The main trouble is that my notes list species as I encountered them, which 
> means trawling up and down the web page to find them to mark them off. It 
> would help if I knew the species list order off by heart, but I've only got a 
> rough idea where any species is in the list, so I have to search for a lot of 
> them. I've tried going through my notes doing all the pigeons, then the 
> parrots, etc, but that means I've got to go through them multiple times, so 
> it wastes as much time as it saves.
> Peter Shute
> Sent from my iPad
>> On 6 Jun 2015, at 2:53 pm, Paul Coddington 
>> <> wrote:
>> I did the same as Mona, and agree that it’s rather mindless and laborious 
>> but very satisfying, and a good way to trigger nostalgic memories by 
>> reviewing all those old trips. I started with Australian trips where I saw 
>> lifers, and it only took me a couple of months or working on it now and then 
>> to get the Australian life list sorted, then I worked on trips that built my 
>> state list, then overseas trips, then everything else. Overall it took about 
>> a year but now it’s all done and it’s easy to enter new lists.
>> eBird is a great resource, and the the more people use it, and the more 
>> information is added to it, the more useful it becomes.
>>> Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2015 22:31:37 +1000
>>> From: Mona Loofs Samorzewski <>
>>> To: Adam Bruins <>
>>> Cc: "" <>
>>> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Ebird
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>>> Hi Adam
>>> eBird does specifically cater to this very issue, check out the ?How to 
>>> Upload Your Lifelist? help topic at 
>>> If you have the time and the inclination, all those lists in your 20-odd 
>>> notebooks would add fabulous data to eBird. I?ve spent about a year 
>>> uploading all of mine - kind of satisfying in a mindless, laborious sort of 
>>> way.
>>> Good luck with it.
>>> Mona
>>>> On 4 Jun 2015, at 2:54 pm, Adam Bruins <> wrote:
>>>> Hey everyone
>>>> Are there any savvy ebird users out there that could help me out? My son 
>>>> and I have would like to upload our life list to ebird but can't seem to 
>>>> find a way to do it without entering the exact date and other details. All 
>>>> we have is a all time list and about twenty little notebooks that would 
>>>> take years to sort through and upload. Any shortcuts please!
>>>> Respectfully,
>>>> Adam Bruins
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