Getting rid of Gray Teal etc in eBird app

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Subject: Getting rid of Gray Teal etc in eBird app
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:08:52 +0000
In the default version of the eBird app some of the names are not those we
use, such as Gr*a*y Teal instead of Grey Teal.  David McDonald has found
the solution to getting back to "our" names: see his message below and the
help file is here
One other small tip is that to access the language setting, click the cog
icon at the bottom of the screen.

Martin Butterfield

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From: David McDonald (personal) <>
Date: 19 June 2015 at 09:01
Subject: New eBird iOS app

Hello again. Yes I had set the language to English (Australian) and it
returns the Clements species names.

I have now checked the (excellent) eBird help files and the answer is
there. It is a known bug. To get the English (Australia) species list,
change the language back to English (United States) and go back to the home
page. Wait till that species list downloads. Then change the language to
English (Australia), go back to the home page and wait till the Oz species
list downloads. You may need to do that twice. I did it once and it was
fixed, now shows the Australian names incl Grey Teal and Australian Magpie.

The app works under iOS only at this stage, eBird says that the Android
version is on the way, not yet released though.

Yes it is a bit hard to find in the Apple app store. Search on 'eBird
Mobile' and you will get it. And it is free!

Another fantastic eBird resource, highly recommended.


On 18/06/2015 9:20 PM, David McDonald (personal) wrote:

> Have you tried out the new eBird iOS app? It works just like BirdLog ANZ,
> makes data entry a breeze, tho I have yet to test its offline checklist
> capacity, a problem with BirdLog.
> It uses the Clements taxonomy & nomenclature, so we get oddities like Gray
> Teal and Australasian Magpie.
> Highly recommended - David


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