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How do you keep your lifelist, and what is included? (1 Viewer)


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Thanks for this. I didn't realize it existed. I will have a play to see what it can do, but from a quick squint I think it looks like the analysis is 'in app' without any obvious export function.

As I say, I think it would be great to have a tool which dumped filtered data in RTF format, to form the basis of a report, which could then be edited in a word processor. This could be very useful, particularly for individual or organisations creating reports for publishing - for me, it would simplify generating the systematic list for the trip reports I occasionally produce (and for the long lapsed year reports that I used to try and create).
You could import your ebird records into the scythebill software. It provides many ways to slice and dice your records and then export them in various formats. It doesn't do everything that one could dream up or that you might want to do, but it has some nice features. It is also much easier and less time consuming that creating and updating your own code and database.


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It is also much easier and less time consuming that creating and updating your own code and database.
Wise words. I have always enjoyed coding, but my project is turning into a labour of love - and it would probably be better for my health to spend the time out in the field birding!


I hadn't thought about keeping a lifelist until recently, so mine is currently kept on paper. It's ok since my list is short, but if it gets long enough, I might use a spreadsheet.
I keep all my wildlife sightings on a spreadsheet with different species groups on different tabs, with life lists on a different spreadsheet. Everything also gets copied over onto MapMate so I can use the data analysis bits on that, and make maps which is especially useful as I'm the VC95 butterfly recorder. The maps can highlight recording gaps so I can target my recording more effectively.

Those in the UK who use BirdTrack can now also add butterfly, odonata and mammal records, the butterfly records get sent across to iRecord for verification from those VC recorders set up to do that.

My personal life lists are butterflies, moths, odonata, birds and plants and are all UK based, mostly Scotland.

Jeff Hopkins

Just another...observer
United States
Yes, forgot about that, too - I am currently counting one species that's an escapee according to eBird but is very clearly established (Red Junglefowl of the Tampa population).
They took two PA species from me. Ring-necked Pheasant and Monk Parakeet.

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