Fwd: [canberrabirds] Eremaea eBird and the Birdlife Australia Atlas

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Subject: Fwd: [canberrabirds] Eremaea eBird and the Birdlife Australia Atlas
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Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2014 18:55:19 +1100
That is a good question. 
Eremaea eBird is a site for birders to keep lists of all the birds they see at particular locations or sites. A birder simply enters when, where, and how they went birding, then fills out a checklist of all the birds seen and heard during the outing. Automated data quality filters review all submissions before they enter the eBird database. The unusual records that are flagged by the filters are then reviewed by regional reviewers.

Birdline ACT is a related site (managed by Eremaea eBird) for reporting of rare or unusual birds outside their normal range, unusually high or low numbers, early or late arrivals or departures for migrant species and interesting behaviour or unusual habitat usage.

There are synergies between Eremaea eBird and Birdline ACT. For example you may go to Callum Brae and enter all the 60 species seen in Eremaea eBird, the COG system or your own database. Whilst there you saw a Grey Goshawk which is rare and unusual so you may post that single sighting to Birdline ACT to alert people who may be interested to look for the bird. 

I hope this answers your question.

Alastair and Frank
ACT Eremaea eBird reviewers

On 7 Feb 2014, at 16:15, Margaret Leggoe <m("","m.leggoe7141");">> wrote:

Thanks for this.  My question is this... Do you still only want significant or unusual sightings, or are reasonably complete lists of all species seen at a particular place on a single day wanted?  I note there is nothing for Farrer Ridge, although some COG members visit this location on a regular basis.

Margaret Leggoe



From: eBird ACT [m("","ebirdact");">]
Sent: Friday, 7 February 2014 11:17 AM
To: Canberrabirds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Eremaea eBird and the Birdlife Australia Atlas


BirdLife Australia’s Board has identified a knowledge portal to inform bird conservation as a strategic priority. BirdLife Australia CEO Paul Sullivan supports eBird’s efforts and hopes to harness the passion and expertise of Eremaea eBird users to support bird conservation: “Eremaea eBird is a terrific user-friendly resource to enjoy and appreciate Australia’s birds. And, soon, you will be able to record and share your life list and contribute sightings to the Atlas for bird conservation, using a single interface.” That time is now here!


For more please visit the website



ACT Eremaea eBird reviewers

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