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Old Sunday 28th April 2019, 13:54   #1
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My usual method of birding is to record what I have seen on my phone and then enter that information onto a spreadsheet when I get home.

I do not record the time, date or location, just the species I have seen.

I have just created an account with eBird and I do not know if (or how) I can add any of this historical data (my life list) into eBird, as it requires dates and locations.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old Sunday 28th April 2019, 14:14   #2
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Hi Brian,

Adding any significant amount of past data would just be too tedious and would require at least a date and location. However, for on going reporting, the eBird app can be used with your Phone or Tablet to live report as you are birding. It would then automatically fill in the location, date and time. I have tried it and it works. I'm just old enough to prefer a notepad and pen for field notes that I then use to enter my lists.
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Old Sunday 28th April 2019, 19:47   #3
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A) I like the Ebird app.

B) a number of options depending on what information you have. If you want to add your life list as a single list without time etc. then choose a location (such as a country if you have no other location data) and add the observations on 1-1-1900. In notes for the list, add the word “list-building “ and once the list is submitted, make it hidden. If you have date and location, then look into the historical protocol in ebird.

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Brian,

Congratulations for starting to use eBird. It's a benefit to other birders and to science.

As for your initial life list, similar to what Niels mentioned, here is a link to the eBird instructions:

https://help.ebird.org/customer/en/p...your-life-list
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Old Tuesday 30th April 2019, 14:59   #5
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Thanks All,

Life list now added. Thank you for your assistance.
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