Birdata pickup from eBird surveys

To: Peter Shute <>
Subject: Birdata pickup from eBird surveys
From: Tony Ashton <>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2018 19:43:26 +1000
Hi Peter, Mona, Martin, others interested,

After I by chance noticed absence of anything beyond Sep 2015 under my My
Data on Birdata I emailed a query to Birdlife.

Birdata project manager Andrew Silcocks responded thus, on Aug 6:

*Hi Tony,Thanks for your email. We haven't imported eBird data for a while.
We have been having issues with reclassifying the surveys types. However
we’re about to do our first import and will be uploading eBird surveys
which have the Birdata survey types specified. So your surveys will be
amongst those. Should be done over the next week or two.Regards,  Andrew*

So after four weeks and no changes I decided to see if stirring things up a
bit might move things along a bit faster. And perhaps help answer questions
others have.


On Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 6:10 PM Peter Shute <> wrote:

> Tony, how are you determining whether data is being transferred to birdata
> or not? If you're looking at the data on the maps, I don't know how
> regularly they're updated to reflect what's in the database.
> I don't know if it's still the case, but I know at one stage they went
> years between updates, but the data was there in the database.
> Peter Shute
> Sent from my iPad
> > On 11 Sep 2018, at 3:49 pm, 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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