My Birding is improving very quickly!
My Birding is the only bird sighting recording system that combines all
these great advantages: automatic updating of the taxonomy, access to
illustrations and distribution maps for all the world’s species, and
direct linking to all the knowledge and materials available in HBW
Alive. But we don’t think that’s enough so we continue making
On the My Birding main page you will find “My First Sightings around the world”,
a new section containing a world map indicating all the countries where
you have at least one First Sighting and a list of these countries and
the number of First Sightings for each. Scroll down to learn more about
Also on the My Birding main page, the “My Birding totals”
box now informs you of the species of which you have photos, videos and
sounds recordings, specifying if some have been taken in captivity.
We have created two new tick boxes that you can use when creating or editing a bird sighting:
Learn more about these two new tick boxes!
- “Escaped”: for those sightings of “escaped” birds
- “Do not count”: for those sightings that for some reason you want to exclude from your statistics
With the goal of increasing the accuracy and consistency of your bird records, we have created “My birding species maintenance”, a powerful, easy-to-use tool with four independent points of maintenance:
Using these tools, it is very easy to increase the accuracy of your bird
records by detecting possible mistakes and resolving them! In this tutorial we explain how to use these tools.
- Show checked species with no sighting
- Show sighted species with no check
- Show sighted species with no First Sighting
- Show only sightings out of range
Finally, in each species account the My Birding box now contains more
information from your birdlists, increasing the integration between the
general knowledge assembled in the account and your personal records.
Scroll down to learn more.
With all these improvements, My Birding is increasing its
functionalities and the accuracy and consistency of the data, which in
turn enhances your overall interaction with the site, as while you are
enjoying a species account in HBW Alive you can also recall your life
experience with that species.
Editor, HBW Alive