Importing your sightings to My Birding with BirdBase: a success!
The sightings importing tool from BirdBase to My Birding has been welcomed by the first users and is proving to be a success.
During the import process, the system manages automatically the differences between the BirdBase taxonomy (based on The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World 6th edition) and that of the HBW-BirdLife Checklist.
If no equivalency is found, the user is asked to correct the
unrecognized species manually. The system learns from each of these
corrections so that, as of today, there are practically no remaining
unrecognized species from each new import process.
Users who are not using BirdBase and took our survey are mostly asking for Excel sheet, Wildlife Recorder, eBird, and import compatibility for several other systems.
Over the summer, efforts will be made on minor bug corrections and improvements for My Birding, such as:
Also, we'll start looking at an Excel spreadsheet import tool for My Birding.
- Subspecies field and filtering improvements for the "Sightings: display data" page
- Navigation between pages
- Statistics details level and computation
- Possibility of changing the sighted species of each sighting
- New territories exposed to filters
Web Developer, HBW Alive