I don't mind entering lists for new trips as I do them, but I wish there was a
faster way to enter the backlog. Does anyone have any tips for doing it quicker?
The main trouble is that my notes list species as I encountered them, which
means trawling up and down the web page to find them to mark them off. It would
help if I knew the species list order off by heart, but I've only got a rough
idea where any species is in the list, so I have to search for a lot of them.
I've tried going through my notes doing all the pigeons, then the parrots, etc,
but that means I've got to go through them multiple times, so it wastes as much
time as it saves.
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> On 6 Jun 2015, at 2:53 pm, Paul Coddington <>
> I did the same as Mona, and agree that it’s rather mindless and laborious but
> very satisfying, and a good way to trigger nostalgic memories by reviewing
> all those old trips. I started with Australian trips where I saw lifers, and
> it only took me a couple of months or working on it now and then to get the
> Australian life list sorted, then I worked on trips that built my state list,
> then overseas trips, then everything else. Overall it took about a year but
> now it’s all done and it’s easy to enter new lists.
> eBird is a great resource, and the the more people use it, and the more
> information is added to it, the more useful it becomes.
>> Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2015 22:31:37 +1000
>> From: Mona Loofs Samorzewski <>
>> To: Adam Bruins <>
>> Cc: "" <>
>> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Ebird
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>> Hi Adam
>> eBird does specifically cater to this very issue, check out the ?How to
>> Upload Your Lifelist? help topic at
>> If you have the time and the inclination, all those lists in your 20-odd
>> notebooks would add fabulous data to eBird. I?ve spent about a year
>> uploading all of mine - kind of satisfying in a mindless, laborious sort of
>> Good luck with it.
>>> On 4 Jun 2015, at 2:54 pm, Adam Bruins <> wrote:
>>> Hey everyone
>>> Are there any savvy ebird users out there that could help me out? My son
>>> and I have would like to upload our life list to ebird but can't seem to
>>> find a way to do it without entering the exact date and other details. All
>>> we have is a all time list and about twenty little notebooks that would
>>> take years to sort through and upload. Any shortcuts please!
>>> Adam Bruins
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