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48 minutes ago, Birds are cool said:

It is about 3 hours from me 😞 

I really have to learn to use ebird.  I downloaded the app a few years ago and must say I hated the interface.  Maybe a there is a few youtube videos on how to use it.  I assume you can setup rare bird alerts.

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Just now, cooldood said:

It is about 3 hours from me 😞 

I really have to learn to use ebird.  I downloaded the app a few years ago and must say I hated the interface.  Maybe a there is a few youtube videos on how to use it.  I assume you can setup rare bird alerts.

You can. Go to explore. Then scroll down untill you get to alerts. Click on it. Then you can set your alerts. I use ABA rarity, Year Needs for Georgia, rare birds for Georgia, Needs for Georgia, and Rare birds for Laurens County Georgia.

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2 hours ago, cooldood said:

It is about 3 hours from me 😞 

I really have to learn to use ebird.  I downloaded the app a few years ago and must say I hated the interface.  Maybe a there is a few youtube videos on how to use it.  I assume you can setup rare bird alerts.

I will point out that it’s much easier to do everything on the website than the app except submitting checklists from the field. If you only wish to get rare bird alerts, go to the website and follow @Birds are cool’s instructions. 

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1 hour ago, cooldood said:

It is about 3 hours from me 😞 

I really have to learn to use ebird.  I downloaded the app a few years ago and must say I hated the interface.  Maybe a there is a few youtube videos on how to use it.  I assume you can setup rare bird alerts.

You don't need the app for alerts.  You can set up e-mail alerts like @Birds are cool described.  

 

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Just curious, is the use of the app GroupMe as prevalent in other states for rare bird alerts? I know in NJ we use it a lot. There are groups covering the entire state, different parts of the state & even specific hotspots. I find them even more useful then eBird Alerts since you're getting the info in real time. With eBird you don't get the info until it's posted & the alert is updated. There has been times I've been able to get on site for a bird much quicker then if I had waited for an eBird alert & I'm sure there are birds that I have seen that I otherwise would have missed.

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1 hour ago, stitch58 said:

Just curious, is the use of the app GroupMe as prevalent in other states for rare bird alerts? I know in NJ we use it a lot. There are groups covering the entire state, different parts of the state & even specific hotspots. I find them even more useful then eBird Alerts since you're getting the info in real time. With eBird you don't get the info until it's posted & the alert is updated. There has been times I've been able to get on site for a bird much quicker then if I had waited for an eBird alert & I'm sure there are birds that I have seen that I otherwise would have missed.

Here in Cali I we usually use the Groups.io website/app. You receive the posts through email usually. 

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1 hour ago, stitch58 said:

Just curious, is the use of the app GroupMe as prevalent in other states for rare bird alerts? I know in NJ we use it a lot. There are groups covering the entire state, different parts of the state & even specific hotspots. I find them even more useful than eBird Alerts since you're getting the info in real time. With eBird you don't get the info until it's posted & the alert is updated. There has been times I've been able to get on site for a bird much quicker then if I had waited for an eBird alert & I'm sure there are birds that I have seen that I otherwise would have missed.

WhatsApp and Telegram are the ones I have for VT and TN listings respectively. Also email lists. I’ve said before and I’ll say it again, there should be a website that has a list of all the email lists and message app lists for county, state, etc. bird alerts. Whether they are private or not. If they are private, they should include contact info. 

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5 hours ago, stitch58 said:

Just curious, is the use of the app GroupMe as prevalent in other states for rare bird alerts? I know in NJ we use it a lot. There are groups covering the entire state, different parts of the state & even specific hotspots. I find them even more useful then eBird Alerts since you're getting the info in real time. With eBird you don't get the info until it's posted & the alert is updated. There has been times I've been able to get on site for a bird much quicker then if I had waited for an eBird alert & I'm sure there are birds that I have seen that I otherwise would have missed.

In California its mostly a mix of telegram and WhatsApp

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