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Shane Sater — March 12, 03:37PM

Sharing One-person Checklists


I am considering how best to use eBird to support volunteer bird monitoring for a local land trust on a newly acquired property. I think it would be helpful if I and other volunteers enter our lists when we survey under our own personal eBird accounts. I would like to create a separate eBird account for the land trust and then share all checklists with them (even though the counts will generally be done with party size=1), so that they have better access to tools for data analysis. As long as the party size metadata is accurate, is it ok to share checklists with this separate eBird account, or would that interfere with data accuracy?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts!

Shane Sater
Helena, MT, USA

Oliver Burrus — March 14, 02:12PM

It will not affect the eBird data at all, in fact I created a eBird account for my birding club. But, do not count count the land trust as another observer. For example, lets say that it is just you birding only put # of observers to 1 and then share the checklist with the land trust.

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Shane Sater — March 14, 02:37PM

Thanks, Oliver, that's just what I thought!


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Caleb — March 15, 04:51PM

I have done exactly that for a property I volunteer at for an organization. It's not a public location so a hotspot doesn't work; having an eBird account for it is really helpful for bar charts, site list, etc.

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