How to obtain precise information

In My Birding there are two pages where you can make queries: one related to your sighted species and one related to your bird sightings. Let’s see how they work…

Information about your Sighted Species

You can make queries related to your sighted bird species in the “Sightings: display lists” page (in the Header Menu place the cursor over “My Birding” and click on “World list”). The first element on the page is a block of Pre-configured lists, which has several buttons with different pre-configured personal lists:

o Worldlist: list of species you have sighted.

o Lists of Photographed birds: list of species of which you have taken photos.

o Lists of Videoed birds: list of species of which you have taken videos.

o Lists of Sound recorded birds: list of species of which you have made sound recordings.

o List of Heard only birds: list of species for which all your sightings are marked as “Heard only”.

If you want to know how many “Heard only” species you have in your sightings, just click on “List of Heard only birds” and find out!

There are seven preconfigured queries that are activated once a territory is chosen in the Geographic filter, found in the block below. You can choose up to three territories.

So if you are interested in knowing the species you have seen in a territory, the endemics you haven’t seen there, etc., just type in the territory name and in a few clicks you have your answers! Here are the pre-configured lists for territories:

o Country List: list of species present in that territory that you have seen (either within or outside of that territory).

o Want list for this territory: list of species present in that territory that you have NOT seen.

o Sighted within this territory: list of species you have seen, specifically, within that territory. If you have not visited that territory, you will be given the message: "There are no results to display.”

o Sighted outside of this territory: list of species present in that territory that you have seen, specifically, outside of that territory.

o Endemics for this territory: List of Endemic species present in that territory. o Endemics inclusive List: List of Endemic species present in that territory that you have seen.

o Endemic want Lists: List of Endemic species present in that territory that you have NOT seen.

So, for example, if you are planning a trip to the Canary Islands, it is very easy to find out the Endemics you must see!

In the block below the Geographic filter, called Other filters, you can filter the bird species by:

- Common name

- Genus

- Species

- Family

- Global conservation status

- Country Status (Regular, Endemic, Vagrant, Introduced or Any)

- My Sightings: species that you have sighted or not

- Tick boxes: “Heard only” species, species of which you have photos, videos or sound recordings, and bird sightings marked as Captive, Escaped or “Do not count”

Keep in mind that you can combine Other filters with the Geographic filter. That way, if you are planning a trip to a particular country, and you want to know how many species of a particular family or genus you have not seen, by applying a few filters you get clear answers. If you don’t filter by “My sightings” (value = Any), all the species present in that territory that match your query will be shown and in the sightings column you will see the number of sightings that you have of the species you have seen. If you indicate “No” in the “My sightings” filter, then only the species you have not sighted will be shown. So if you want to know how many Sandgrouse can be seen in Ethiopia…

Or if you want to know how many species of a particular genus you have seen, just type the name in the “Genus” box and select “Yes” under “My sightings”, and there you have it!

Information about your Bird Sightings

You can make queries related to your bird sightings in the “Sightings: display data” page (in the Header Menu place the cursor over “My Birding” and click on “Sightings”). Here you can filter your bird sightings by Common name, Genus, Species or Family. You can also filter by information related to your Birdlists: Trip, words contained in the Birdlist title, Notes on the bird sighting, month or year of the bird sighting, start and end date of the Birdlist and also by the country/territory where the Birdlist was done.

You can also filter by the “Global conservation status”. So, for example, it is very easy to find out how many “Critically Endangered” species you’ve seen.

Since for some queries you may get results with many bird sightings, you can click on “Show one sighting per species” to get just a list of species that match your query. By clicking on the “First sighting” box you will obtain all your First Sightings. As you can filter by different fields, it is very easy to find all your First Sightings done in one country, in one year, ...

... all of the species that you have seen of one particular genus, ...

...and also all your bird sightings of one particular species...

You can also see all your bird sightings of species out of range by clicking on “Show out of range sightings only”. Like in the queries about sighted species, you can also filter your bird sightings by “Heard only”, species of which you have photos, videos or sound recordings and bird sightings marked as Captive, Escaped or “Do not count”.

 

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