25 Might 2023
Name me loopy. Or perhaps old school.
At any time when I’m going birding I make an inventory — on paper — of the birds I see utilizing the four-letter code for every species. Once I get dwelling I sort the paper record into eBird. The paper record above grew to become this guidelines.
Why don’t I simply enter the birds instantly into the eBird app on my cellphone? Sadly I discovered way back that if I have a look at my cellphone within the woods I begin to learn electronic mail, reply to textual content messages, verify the information … and immediately I’m not birding anymore and I’ve bought a complete new set of Issues To Try this I didn’t want to hassle with but. So to maintain myself centered I write a paper record.
The codes are straightforward to recollect (see the foundations right here) besides the place the foundations resolve to the identical factor for 2 or extra birds. The overlap codes are those I overlook:
- Bay-breasted warbler (ought to be BBWA, I wrote BAYB)
- Blackpoll warbler (ought to be BLPW, I wrote BLKPOLL) and
- Blackburnian warbler (ought to be BLBW, I wrote BLKBUR).
I remembered these, although:
- BAOR = Baltimore oriole
- CHSP = Chipping sparrow
- MAWA = Magnolia warbler
My record ought to have been:
The place did the codes come from? In case you’ve learn this far you may be curious.
(picture by Kate St. John)