Jonathan Benton — April 28, 02:42PM
Confused about eBird and Nature Share
I have a lot of detailed sighting checklist(s) that include a lifetime of birding on an off over 50 years. I am only just getting started with documenting electronically. I joined eBird because of my great respect for Cornell. The Audibon iPhone app that I have used to take me to eBird when I opened it (I believe). Now it opens with some site called "Nature Share". Are they the same thing? Really struggling with the technology.
David Bell — May 01, 06:29PM
No, my understanding is that Nature Share is unrelated to eBird. Sightings that go into one do not carry over to the other and visa versa.
Hope that helps!
Frank Clemens — May 02, 05:49PM
NatureShare seemed kind of cool at first as it integrated sightings from all of the Audubon apps (mammals, wildflowers, etc.) but beyond keeping a pesonal list it isn't any more than a gimmick as it is now, definitely not a scientific tool like eBird.
Brian Sullivan — May 03, 06:01PM eBird Staff
NatureShare is the social networking side of the apps created for Audubon, but the records that you enter there do not carry over into eBird. The ‘Audubon Birds’ app taps into the output side of eBird by showing you recent sightings made in our database, but it is not a data entry tool.
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