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Randy Lauff — January 03, 02:26PM

observation type for birds recorded on trail cams?

I put out a trail cam for several days and recorded a number of birds. For Observation type, "stationary" seems logical, but I can't enter a span of dates, and eBird will not let me enter more than 24 h observation. Should I just use "incidental" as the observation type?

Jake Garrett — January 03, 06:47PM

I don't know if eBird has addressed this specifically in their help files, but does your trail camera tell you the date/time it took the picture? If so I would just make a new checklist for each time a bird was photographed and put it as incidental since you were not physically present to observe the bird.

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J — January 03, 08:36PM

In the Help files, eBird does specify that data from Remote Sensed Images or Videos should not be submitted.

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Randy Lauff — January 04, 08:31AM

Thanks for that. I only entered "trailcam" or "trail cam" into the search, that's why I didn't get the information I needed (they only use "remote" or "nestbox cam").

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