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Tommy Pedersen
May 26, 2024
In Website updates and news
Due to the high volum of spammers trying to get access to the Forum, we have decided to move all questions on bird ID, questions on site info, and other questions from the UAE birding group and from visiting birders to X. The link is here: https://x.com/UAEbirding_com
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Tommy Pedersen
Mar 26, 2023
In UAE on eBird
A range of new eBird Hotspots added today, should be visible by tomorrow. Starting tomorrow, you might have to look for the new Hotspots in your eBird app by 'Choose a location' on the map. You can also find them here, by zooming in to UAE. https://ebird.org/hotspots Please let me know if you find any errors or have suggestions for new Hotspots.
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Tommy Pedersen
Nov 25, 2019
In UAE on eBird
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
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Tommy Pedersen
Mar 28, 2019
In UAE on eBird
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
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Tommy Pedersen
Jan 31, 2019
In UAE on eBird
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: http://www.birdseyebirding.com/shop/apps/birdseye-for-android/ https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/birdseye-bird-finding-guide-global-birding-tool/id324168850?mt=8
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Tommy Pedersen
Jan 24, 2019
In UAE on eBird
Two good features to note with eBird is: eBird alerts - under Explore (top left), scroll down to Alerts and set it up as needed. Target species: I use this a LOT when visiting new countries
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Tommy Pedersen
Jan 24, 2019
In UAE on eBird
If you, like me, enjoy uploading photos to eBird, you can view them & sort them in the Macaulay Library: http://tinyurl.com/ycjknmmb On your profile page, the number of species you have photographed also show:
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Tommy Pedersen
Jan 24, 2019
In UAE on eBird
So, how tired are you of seeing Black-bellied Plover and Red-tailed Shrike? It's easy to change it to the English names we often use in the UAE: 1. Click on your username (top right) 2. Click Preferences 3. Select as shown below:
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