How to compile a world Bird List

To: Graeme Stevens <>, Birding-Aus <>
Subject: How to compile a world Bird List
From: Steve Clark <>
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2016 11:29:10 +0000
G'day all

This issue becomes more difficult the longer you leave it.  My list has
evolved through dBase, Wings and now Scythebill over nearly 30 years.  The
beauty of all of these and other systems is that they were all able
to import from and export to a standard spreadsheet file (e.g. Excel).

Starting from scratch I would now strongly recommend Scythebill for many
reasons. It is in active development, handles Clements and IOC taxonomy
inc. subspecies, can import and export eBird files and is updated quickly
when taxonomy changes. It is also free and in the public domain so if the
author lost interest tomorrow others could continue the development.

It also works with Macintosh, Windows and Linux computers.

I'm a big fan!

I realise it can be daunting when one has several decades of records but
starting today with Scythebill is better than stuffing around with a
spreadsheet system. <>

Steve Clark
Hamilton, Victoria

On Friday, 19 February 2016, Graeme Stevens <> wrote:

> Thanks for that question Rob and I will also be keen to have the
> invaluable advice of the list!
> Retirement looms, expeditions have been numerous and the pile of notebooks
> mounts! Including from the years living in HK and Malaysia.
> How many have I seen? No idea.
> The pleasure from revisiting those experiences and compiling a list looks
> very tempting (but once completed how to keep up to date with the splits
> and lumps?)
> Indeed valuable to know what others do if the time can be spared.
> Graeme Stevens
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> > Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2016 17:00:39 +1100
> > Subject: [Birding-Aus] How to compile a world Bird List
> >
> > After 50 years of birding I've decided to compile a world bird list.
> Having
> > looked what software's available on the internet it looks a daunting
> task to
> > enter numerous old bird lists on programs available. Any suggestions as
> to
> > what is the simplest way to compile suc a list.
> >
> >
> >
> > Rob Gully
> >
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