Bird Sightings versus Checks
My Birding is a safe, easy to use system for recording your bird sightings. You can organize it by creating Birdlists and grouping them into Trips, with the possibility of adding comments to each sighting. In recent months a lot of improvements have been made to My Birding; users can now specify the subspecies of each sighting and choose how First Sightings are calculated, new territories have been exposed to filters… and these are just a few of the new features. Now you can import your sightings to My Birding from BirdBase, and soon this will be possible with other bird recording systems. With My Birding all bird sightings are related to a place, and so to a country, and soon it will be possible to produce maps of your sightings, see statistics of the countries you have visited and much more. Only Supporting members have access to My Birding.
You can also check the species you have seen. This can be done from several places; from each species page (the check button is just below the species name), from each family page (click on the species table to see all the species of the family and check the species you want) or from each country page (on the species list the check is near each species name). Checking one species just means that you have seen that species, but you cannot specify when and where you saw it, the number of birds or the subspecies. Both Basic and Supporting members can check species.
My Birding is improving very fast and the advantages of this bird recording system are multiplying as each week goes by, so we want to remind all Basic members how easy it is to upgrade a subscription from Basic Member to Supporting Member from your account page at any time. We encourage you to do so, as we are sure that you will enjoy having My Birding as your bird sighting recording system!
Editor, HBW Alive