As many of you are aware, the EBRC is maintaining an offline Bird Database with records going back to 1949.
Each record is stored on a date, a site, a count, notes if applicable, and with the observers name.
The UAE Bird Recorder (currently that is me) will typically download a full month worth of records from eBird on the 15th of the next month, giving Observers ample time to submit and edit out any mistakes or omissions.
So, as an example; on December 15th, I will download the November records.
So, there is no longer a need to share your own eBird checklists with the eBird user UAE Bird Database. Thank you all for having done this in the past. This is a huge step forward.
If you as a visiting birder want to share a particularly interesting checklist with us, we are ALWAYS happy to see a link to that checklist shared here , under UAE Bird Sightings . Example of a Database report, October 2019
To have eBird mobile display the names you know, and not the USA ones, as well as showing the UAE subspecies-groups like:
Great Grey Shrike (Arabian)
Great Grey Shrike (Steppe), follow these steps: You now have Turkestan Shrike displayed (not Red-tailed Shrike)
And the subspecies-groups are displayed
Sometimes it's hard to see if there is already a Hotspot existing for the area you are birding, being it in the UAE or abroad.
I use two apps on my iPhone: BirdsEye Hotspots (iPhone only I think) http://nemesisbird.com/reviews/apps/birdseye-hotspots/ Or, BirdsEye app that will also tell you of species you need nearby, for iPhone & Android: