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Matthew C Dodder — July 10, 05:40PM

When will Hawaii species be added to my ABA checklist area total?

Since the ABA voted to add Hawaii, I have been waiting to see when my Kauai data will be added to my ABA total. So far, the species I saw in Kauai have not yet appeared, and yet the explore data section shows that the same species are missing from my ABA total... but I have already seen them. So, does this just indicate a delay in updating the database, or do I have to do something to make the Kauai birds "count" for my ABA total? Thanks, Matthew

Josiah Huff — July 15, 03:49PM

Hi Matthew,
Unfortunately the ABA area does not include Hawaii. Although the AOU area does. Sorry for this disappointment. Hope that helps.

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Daniel Wister — July 15, 10:19PM

In response to Josiah's response above, I've had the same question as Matthew? Earlier this year the ABA did vote to include Hawaii ! When will our Hawaii birds be added to our ABA total. Will eBird be updating the database, or do I have to do something to make the Hawaii birds "count" for my ABA total?

Thank you

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Matthew Dodder — July 16, 03:37PM

If eBird doesn't consider Hawaii part of the ABA yet (which I understand has been voted in and WILL be admitted to the ABA) why does eBird tell me my Kauai species are "needed for my ABA area??? Matthew

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Jeff Stacey — August 14, 02:17PM

Take a look at the latest ABA checklist (May 2018) here:

Hawaiian birds are now included.

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