Thanks Tony. "For a while" = 3+ years!!
I'm not sure how generally applicable the following metric is, but it may
stir a rather larger pot. For the COG Annual Bird Report to June 2017, of
the 173,333 records available to the authors of that report: 1847 records
were sourced from BA and 158,628 (91.5%) sourced from eBird.
On Tue, 11 Sep 2018 at 19:44, Tony Ashton <> wrote:
> 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
> > 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
> > > 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,
> > > to me (and, I guess, others) Birdlife met 'problems'. No transfers, in
> > > 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 (http://tytotony.blogspot.com/)
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