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Michelle Summers

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  1. 8 hours ago, Clip said:

    I now have over 100,000 photos and I did not organize them at all for some time. I started to several years ago and I still work on it from time to time. It is a huge undertaking because I don't just do birds. My advice start organize them and then keep up with it. Hopefully, before you are out of control like mine were/are.

    I have started several times, spent countless hours deleting pictures I know I'll never do anything with, and am getting better about not keeping as many, mostly because I'm running out of disk space 🤣  I have hundreds of thousands of pictures, of everything LOL 🤣  Fortunately, I don't have time to take hundreds of pictures every day, anymore, not the motivation, but when I go birding....📸📸📸📸  Thanks for the encouragement 🙂

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  2. 11 hours ago, Tony Leukering said:

    Complete Checklists and Birding as Your Primary Purpose : Help Center (ebird.org)

    Pro Tip: We recommend keeping Traveling checklists under 5 miles (8 km) and Stationary checklists under 3 hours for your sightings to make the biggest impact for science. However, limiting your checklists to less than one hour or one mile provides even more checklist precision!


    If I am out birding, away from my home, I follow these guidelines, basically, because it may help others.  At my own home, it is only really relevant what birds are present on that day.  If I don't see/hear the bluebirds until 9a, but cut my list off because I started early, it doesn't mean the bluebirds weren't there, just that I didn't notice them.

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