Birdata pickup from eBird surveys

To: Tony Ashton <>
Subject: Birdata pickup from eBird surveys
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2018 16:31:18 +1000
It would be interesting to know the nature of the "problems" .  For example
are they due to systems incompatibility between eBird and Birdata or policy
decisions by Bordlife Australia or eBird?

Either way it is a very sorry state of affairs that your data (and
presumably mine and many many others) are not being used by Birdata.  This
is particularly bad when their pronouncements are seen as the official word
on the state of Australia's birds. If they are missing out 50% (and I
suspect I'm being charitable about their share of the 'market') it must
reduce the credibility of their results.

Martin Butterfield

On Tue, 11 Sep 2018 at 15:50, Tony Ashton <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I stopped listing on Birdata (too clunky) long ago. My listings then went
> via Eremaea to Birdata. Then with eBird I chose where possible one the
> three survey types (2ha 20min; 500m radius; 5km radius) affording transfer
> of my near daily listings to Birdata. But almost three years ago, unknown
> to me (and, I guess, others) Birdlife met 'problems'. No transfers, in my
> case, since end of September 2015. So, roughly 30,000 sightings tucked away
> by and for me on eBird. None on Birdata.
> I'm interested in all comments,
> Cheers,
> Tony Ashton  (
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