Supporting members of HBW Alive are just one
step away from being able to import their data from BirdTrack, eBird,
Ornitho, BirdBase and personal Excel sheets into My Birding.
The imported data is grouped into birdlists, with their respective
sightings, and users can easily aggregate a group of new birdlists into a
trip, so the material is better arranged and it is easier to look for
information and make useful queries.
As different systems follow different taxonomic classifications, in the
case that an imported species doesn't match one in the HBW Alive
taxonomy, suggestions will be given so that it can be corrected. More
information is provided in the “Get the most out of My Birding” section
Our idea isn’t that subscribers should switch from these other
projects to come to ours, but rather we are trying to create a system
that permits subscribers to use their data in multiple
platforms, so that people can fulfil different interests at the same
time. So, we encourage subscribers to use their data to participate in
citizen science projects, while also having these data in My Birding.
Like this, the users’ records can be more easily managed and produce
richer information at the personal level, and be closely linked with all
of the knowledge and materials available in HBW Alive and the IBC.