'Michael Tarburton' <>, Carl Clifford <>
Ticks & eBird
Peter Shute <>
Fri, 22 May 2015 14:10:48 +1000
eBird has a facility for list sharing - i.e. one person enters a list, and
others can say they were there too, instead of them all having to enter the
data in order to have new birds count towards their personal totals. This is
specifially designed to avoid double up when using the data for research.
I thought this didn't allow for the (common) situation where not everyone in
the group saw every bird, but according to this page, one can modify your copy
of the shared list:
Has anyone here tried sharing and editing like that?
Of course there's no way of preventing people from entering a new list from
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Birding-Aus
> On Behalf Of
> Michael Tarburton
> Sent: Friday, 22 May 2015 12:16 PM
> To: Carl Clifford
> Cc: birding-aus Aus
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Ticks & eBird
> G'day Tickers & bird watchers
> Carl, what makes your observation worse is that when each of the
> persons on the tour then go and send those identical lists to
> I get very frustrated trying to gather swift data from eBird,
> where I
> have had up to 8 identical lists for the same place on the
> same day.
> Sometimes they admit there were others with them sometimes
> they do not.
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