eBird Tips & Tricks

Tips for using eBird, including taxonomy related, and details of functionality

Cross-posted from http://ebird.org/content/india/news/using-ebird-india-portal/ If you are an eBirder from India, please ensure that your lists are tagged as part of the eBird India portal, and you will be helping India meet its international biodiversity commitments. How so? Read on to find out! What is the eBird India portal? The eBird India portal was launched on 15 August 2015. The India… read more »

Using eBird through the India portal

All of us love birds and identifying them. Part of the joy of birding is to be able to correctly put a name to a bird based on observations and features noted in the field. However, as one birds more, one also accepts that it is not always possible to identify every bird one encounters. We often hear a call… read more »

Slashes and Spuhs

Each year, eBird updates the base eBird/Clements checklist to take into account any changes resulting from newly discovered species or better taxonomic understanding — including species splits, lumps, name changes and changes in sequence. In addition, various new helpful options for data entry for birds that cannot be identified to species are added, e.g. spuhs, slashes, hybrids, and domestic forms. The 2016 update for the… read more »

eBird India taxonomy 2016

Update, June 2015: for those with iPhones, please use the new eBird app for iOS. For Android users, the information below still applies. The best way to get the full eBird experience is through the website, where you can upload your observations, look at information summaries for India, check out your nearby hotspots, explore maps for different species, examine seasonality,… read more »

Using smartphone apps with eBird