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Cactospiza — March 23, 02:28AM

What's the difference between Total Checklists and Complete Checklists?

I have X Total Checklists and Y Complete Checklists on my profile.
I don't know why any of my lists would not be complete.
What do i need to do to "Complete" a checklist?
How do i see which of the checklists are not "Complete"?

Caleb — March 23, 10:55AM

A complete checklist is one in which you checked "Yes" to the question at the bottom of the page (it's a *complete* list of birds you saw and identified).

This excludes incidental checklists and usually most historical checklists, checklists made while driving, brief sightings when you didn't have time for birding, etc.

I don't think there's a way to view just your complete or uncomplete checklists.
There's some relevant information in these help articles:
http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1006361
http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/974012
http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1010508

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Cactospiza — March 23, 08:36PM

I don't think I've ever NOT said "Yes" to complete checklist question.
Would be nice to be able to see which ones are incorrect, so i can fix them.

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Ryu Callaway — March 24, 04:13AM

Its not about being incorrect or correct. All incidental sightings are considered incomplete checklists, ie. not reporting every species present

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Caleb — March 24, 06:12PM

It would be incorrect to say "Yes" when in fact you weren't birding for long enough or weren't paying attention to observe all the birds present.

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Cactospiza — March 24, 08:25PM

Of course it's about being incorrect or correct. Incorrect data is worse than useless data. It's confounding. We should strive to make every checklist as accurate as we can. I don't generally (or even ever) report a checklist where my sightings weren't while actively birding. That's why i am confused as to why 100 or so of my checklists are listed as "incomplete". If that is what i checked, then it most assuredly was a mistake that i would like to correct.

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