eBird Journey Stories – 10,000 Birds

eBird Journey Stories – 10,000 Birds

eBird Journey Stories had been launched comparatively lately, in December 2021. A Journey Report is a method to separate out a bunch of checklists inside sure dates to acquire a complete single-page abstract, together with the variety of checklists submitted, variety of species noticed, variety of lifers, and a map. I’ve discovered Journey Stories a helpful method to set up checklists from birding journeys.

For instance, in Might, I used to be on the Maryland shore for a marriage and submitted a number of checklists for Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. Each states had been new to me by way of eBird, so I had by no means visited Bombay Hook NWR, which made my record of the Prime 25 NWRs for Birding.

Once I bought dwelling, I created a visit report, which signifies that I submitted 12 checklists (primarily from Bombay Hook NWR, Prime Hook NWR, and Blackwater NWR) and noticed 91 species, two with images and one with an audio recording. Two of these birds had been lifers (Worm-eating Warbler and Grasshopper Sparrow). The hyperlinks are clickable and sortable, so I can, for instance, immediately see that I noticed only one Worm-eating Warbler on a single guidelines and that I additionally submitted an audio file. A check-mark signifies that it was a lifer.

Creating a visit report is easy. From the “My eBird” web page, click on “Journey Stories” from the menu on the left and get to the “My Journey Stories” web page. Click on the inexperienced “Create Journey Report” button after which choose the start and finish dates for the report and provides the report a reputation. The report will be public, or non-public, or solely accessible to somebody with the hyperlink. You possibly can retroactively create journey stories for older checklists.

Up to now, I’ve 17 journey stories and they’re a simple method to summarize a few of my birding journeys, simply permitting me to see detailed cumulative details about the journey.

For instance, by way of lifers, my most efficient journey was to the US Virgin Islands in July 2012, which was our honeymoon. (Our tenth anniversary is later this month.) As the primary journey to the Caribbean, all of the widespread regional species (egWhite-cheeked Pintail, Scaly-naped Pigeon, Zenadia Dove, Inexperienced-throated Carib, Grey Kingbird, Pearly-eyed Thrasher, and the ever-present Bananaquit, and so on.) had been new to me.

The oldsters at eBird proceed to seek out methods to simply entry one’s guidelines of data in methods helpful to birders.