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      Whatbird Forums Rules   01/08/17

      'Help Me Identify a Bird' rules: When posting a new thread, please: 1. Read the FAQ and forum rules before posting 2. Include the location in your Post when seeking ID 3. Include the date of the sighting 4. Provide a photo or detailed description of the bird Forum rules: By posting in the WhatBird forums you agree to the following board rules: 1. You will be tolerant and respectful of your fellow members 2. You will not spam 3. You will not post sexually explicit, vulgar or racist material 4. You will not advertise or sell products 5. You will not discuss illegal activities 6. You will keep topics of religion and politics to a bare minimum 7. You will not take advantage of chat to break any of the above rules. 8. Members will not discuss homosexuality nor make any comments about others' sexuality. Breaking any of these rules may result in a suspension or a permanent ban from the forums!! Furthermore, anyone who causes continuous dissent and disarray in the forums will be banned as seen fit by the forum moderators under the pretense of "trolling." Gallery photos: Regarding photos in the Whatbird gallery, please keep in mind that the copyright belongs to the person who took the photo. So please do not use any of the Gallery photos without requesting permission from the photographer. Forum Photos: If you use photos other than your own, please place a link to the referenced photo and do not post other photographer's work directly.

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Cbourbeau32    0

Hello all,  I'm new to the Forum but use the site to ID birds in my yard.  I'm wondering if anyone knows of an application or website where I can both identify and keep track of the birds I have seen. I could write them down or keep track of them in the birding book I have but that is so 1900's ☺ Any advice I get would be appreciated. Thank you, Charlie

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The Bird Nuts    1637

eBird is what a lot of people use to keep track of life lists: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/  You can keep track of where and when you saw a bird and add photos.

The site itself doesn't help in identifying birds, but I have learned a lot from studying the species maps and other peoples' checklists and photos.

We must be stuck in the 1900s because we keep track using Microsoft Word.

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Astrobirder    3387

eBird is extremely useful for tracking the bird species you have seen down to the county monthlist level. eBird also has an app called Merlin which helps you with bird identification.

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The Bird Nuts    1637
27 minutes ago, Astrobirder said:

eBird is extremely useful for tracking the bird species you have seen down to the county monthlist level. eBird also has an app called Merlin which helps you with bird identification.

Oh, yeah. I don't use Merlin, so I forgot about that...

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asque2000    933

I like the iBird app itself. A. this forum is built in which is nice! B. You can geotag when/where you saw a species, and I just add them to my "favorite" list when I get a new lifer. C. at least as of now you can add pictures. There was talk about removing that feature several months ago but I haven't seen that happen yet. 

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