Well, as the person that started Vermont eBird way back in 2003, I am
slightly biased! But I think using eBird's extensive tools for this - with
the added ability to share data for science, education and conservation -
it is the way to go.
Here's some highlights (learn more at
-The taxonomy is always up to date automatically for your list
- You can see your lists for any geography you'd like around the world
- You can see when you saw your first of a species and then with a click,
see every time you saw the species
- You can download your life list, or any list for that matter, at any time
with a click of the button.
- Add a new species and it is automatically added to any list it
You can add species for your eBird life list even if you don't know all the
information that eBird likes. Here's how you do it:
There's much more with My eBird too. Check it out at
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 9:42 AM, Chip Darmstadt <
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> My youngest son was just wondering the same thing, so I'd love to see other
> I would definitely put in a plug for eBird as a way to keep life lists. The
> great thing is that you can look at your lists by state, county, country
> so on.
> And now it looks like you can enter historical sightings for which you
> not have effort data, so that helps with life birds you might have seen
> before starting to eBird.
> Cheers, Chip
> Chip Darmstadt, Executive Director
> North Branch Nature Center
> (802) 229-6206
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vermont Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tom Barber
> Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 8:44 PM
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> Does anyone use birding software to keep track of their life list? E- bird?
> Feel free to email me directly. Thanks.
> Tom Barber
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