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Last Post 04/07/2019 2:36 PM by Jeff Jones. 10 Replies.
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michael gordon
Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
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03/30/2019 9:25 AM
    I know there used to be a tool to download ebird sighting to birders diary. I don't see it in downloads.   I just loaded ebird app on my phone and I would like to  be able to coordinate this with BD
    Jeff Jones
    Great Gray Owl
    Great Gray Owl
    Posts:8321


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    03/30/2019 12:26 PM

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for posting. That tool was retired and integrated into the main BD program.

    Watch this video to learn how to use it.

    Jeff

    Birder's Diary Technical Support
    michael gordon
    Peregrine Falcon
    Peregrine Falcon
    Posts:51


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    03/31/2019 7:55 AM

    Thanks Jeff

    Couple of questions.  What if I want to download ebird into BD for both my wife and I but I am the one entering ebird. How can I enter my wifes sighting into BD?   Can I use ABA tax list for ebird or do I need to use clements?

    Also I strange thing has happened in BD.  I was entering sighting using ABA 2018 tax list for Ohio.  The checklilst for Ohio comes up. But if I do a search for birds in the box on the right, the tax list is mammals, not birds.  Mammals was not checked on the tax list.  This just started.  What gives?

    Mike

    Jeff Jones
    Great Gray Owl
    Great Gray Owl
    Posts:8321


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    03/31/2019 10:01 AM

    Hi Mike,

    You can use the ABA tax list as long as all birds from your downloaded eBird list are on the ABA tax list.

    To Clone the downloaded sightings to your wife, pull up the imported eBird checklist in BD, select all sightings, and click on the Clone toolbar button. 

    FYI - you are seeing the new v5.1 View Sightings window above - so don't be confused by the new options panel. 

    Concerning Mammals vs Birds on Checklist Entry... 1) bring up View Sightings Setup (F3), 2) clear all tax lists and select only Mammals, 3) Continue, 4) close the checklist window, 5) bring up View Sightings Setup again, 6) select only birds. You should be good to go. 

    Let me know please,

    Jeff

    Birder's Diary Technical Support
    michael gordon
    Peregrine Falcon
    Peregrine Falcon
    Posts:51


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    03/31/2019 7:30 PM
    No luck here
    I downloaded sighting from ebird just as you instructed but they do not show up BD in either sighting or life liftss.
    I tried to clear mammals from sighing checklist withou success. Still can't search for birds using aba 2018

    Mike
    michael gordon
    Peregrine Falcon
    Peregrine Falcon
    Posts:51


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    03/31/2019 7:41 PM
    Jeff
    I figured out the problem with the downloads from ebird. They were showing up as ebird observer and I was searching using my name. The cloning worked well. The only issue I still have is with the search box on sightings

    Mike
    Jeff Jones
    Great Gray Owl
    Great Gray Owl
    Posts:8321


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    03/31/2019 8:08 PM

    Hi Mike,

    It is going to be something simple. If you are around now, I can get onto your computer.

    Else, let's schedule something for tomorrow or Tuesday.

    Let me know,

    Jeff

    Birder's Diary Technical Support
    michael gordon
    Peregrine Falcon
    Peregrine Falcon
    Posts:51


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    04/03/2019 3:37 PM

    I  should be home around 9:00 EDT tonight  wednesday  or after 8:30 on thursday 

    Mike

    Jeff Jones
    Great Gray Owl
    Great Gray Owl
    Posts:8321


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    04/04/2019 10:20 AM

    Hi Mike,

    I don't know if you are referring to AM or PM today. 

    Please send email to jeff@birdersdiary.com and confirm 8:30pm EDT tonight.

    Thanks,

    Jeff

    Birder's Diary Technical Support
    michael gordon
    Peregrine Falcon
    Peregrine Falcon
    Posts:51


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    04/06/2019 8:09 PM

    Jeff

    Having problems import ebird.  The system crashes

    Either get error message 2147212030  microsoft agent was unable to start- this prevents opening BD when ebird is open

    Error message 2147023436  the operation returns because timeout period expired-theis occurs when I import from ebird then the system crashes

    Mike

    Jeff Jones
    Great Gray Owl
    Great Gray Owl
    Posts:8321


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    04/07/2019 2:36 PM

    Hi Mike,

    Sent you email requesting times for me to get onto your computer to look at this latest set of issues.

    As an aside, UPDATE... I got onto Mike's computer to correct the mammal names issue. My instructions above worked as long as I picked a taxonomy other than his Mammals taxonomy. All is working in this respect now.

    Jeff

    Birder's Diary Technical Support
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