DIY Birding Database

To: Peter Shute <>
Subject: DIY Birding Database
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 14:35:16 +1100

I tried using J-Bird as well, but gave up, it was just to clunky. With Bento, I loaded an Australian list, based on the list Dave Sargeant posted on Birding-Aus, as a drop down menu. The loading of the list was a simple cut and paste.

I have thought of using Eremea, but I am a bit reluctant to place all my data in a database which I have no control of backing-up off the data. Does Eremea have a good back-up of the data held on it off- site, or is it possible to back-up your data held on Eremea your self for your own archiving?


Carl Clifford

On 30/12/2007, at 1:55 PM, Peter Shute wrote:

My experience with J-Bird, a free database, is that the program is just half of it. Getting a decent master list into it can be a struggle, especially if you want a world list with the names of the Australian subset matching what we commonly use.

Maybe I just didn't know where to look, but I found myself getting more deeply into taxonomy than I ever expected to.

It was good fun, but I was spending too much time on it, so I ended up using Eremaea's online database instead - now they look after that side of it for me.

Peter Shute


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