A few folks have asked me how to find the eBird images that they added the
old way using FLickr and HTML in species comments so that they can upload
them directly to eBird now and have them curated in eBird and used by the
tools. Here's how to find all those and then replace them:
1. Go to My eBird and on the right side go to Download My Data and download
it. eBird will send you an email with a link to get a zip file of all your
2. Unzip the file. It is a comma delimited file so open it in excel or the
like. Search for “a href” to see image tags, or for “flickr.com” to find
all specific Flickr images you have. For sound you can search for
soundcloud or xeno-canto, if you imbedded sound.
3 Then, go to those checklists using the checklist in My eBird - Manage My
Checklists. And you can edit the checklist and upload the images or sounds
directly to them.
If anyone needs further help, just let me know.
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
On Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 6:11 PM, Kent McFarland <[log in to unmask]
> Hi Martha,
> Justin is correct. It pulls the data from all of our checklists to
> populate whatever area or hotspot you request for illustrated checklists.
> So if you want to add an image or sound, you must add it via a checklist.
> If you only have an image or sound and no complete checklist, if you know
> the date, you can add it via an incidental or historical checklist type.
> Also, folks have noticed and commented that some of their images and
> sounds are not showing up. There are two reasons. First, if you added them
> the old way before eBird allowed uploading directly (such as Flickr tags in
> comments), then there is no image to use. That just showed your image using
> HTML when one looked at the checklist. So you have to go back to those old
> checklists and actually upload the images and sounds to them and delete the
> HTML in the comment boxes that used Flickr. The second reason it won't show
> up is if it is rare or out of season and flagged for review. It won't show
> up until one of the county coordinators reviews the data and it becomes
> valid in eBird.
> Thanks so much for contributing to Vermont eBird!
> Kent McFarland
> Vermont Center for Ecostudies
> PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
> 802.649.1431 x201 <(802)%20649-1431>
> On Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 4:29 PM, Martha Pfeiffer <0000001a1bef7484-dmarc-
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Great addition to ebird checklists.
>> Question: I wanted to add a photo (there was none of a Great Egret) and
>> clicked on the "add photo" and the page sent me to "submit observations",
>> location, etc. as if I were submitting a checklist rather than letting me
>> choose a photo from my computer files. How best to put in a photo?
>> Cheers, Martha