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[Solved] eBird Import Error Name not Recognized


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(@neoscona)
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Joined: 2 months ago

Trying to import eBird sightings into BD (5.2.45). I get an Unrecognized Name error on each sighting. Must be some simple thing I haven't done.

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(@jeff)
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Joined: 10 months ago

Hello Jim,

Thanks for posting and thanks for the screenshot.

This is a personal setting on the eBird site. You are requesting Common Name with Sci Name in your eBird settings. So, when it exports sightings, the common name field incorrect contains the value you see in your screenshot; neither a valid common name or a sci name.

Go to ebird.org and sign in. 

Click on your Name in the upper right and choose Preferences

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Choose either common name or sci name, but not both.

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Now regenerate your export file(s) and they will work.

Let me know if I can assist with anything further.

Jeff

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(@neoscona)
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Thanks. Works great now.

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