Convert biolovision data to eBird
The process is quite simple: (1) upload the file with your data, (2) match the data to eBird checklist format, (3) download an eBird Record Format and (4) upload the file on eBird.
1. Import Biolovision data
First, you need to export your file from your original website. The form below will direct you to the export page of each websites. You might have to first login in the website and re-click on the link. Each website uses a different format: observado csv, birdtrack xlsx. For biolovision websites, select the json and for birdlasser, you can only download the data from the app (to my knowledge) (Select the trip card and use "Export (CSV) trip card")
Then, define the global settings for all checklists. This can still be changed for each checklists individually. These settings will be saved in your cookies once you upload a file, such that next time you come back, the same settings will be set by default.
2. Assign sightings to checklist
The first step is to assign incidental sightings (e.g. ) to a checklist (e.g. ). You can either create a new checklist or use existing one from imported biolovision list.
To assign a sightings to a checklist, select the desired checklist in the list below and click on "Attribute Sightings". This will allow you to draw a rectangle over the sighting(s) you want to assign to the list selected in the list. The sightings markers color will change according to the checklist's color. Remaining non-assigned sightings (white marker) will be deleted.
Instead of doing this process manually, there is (new) an "Automatic Attribution". This "magic" function will create checklists and attribute the corresponding incidental sightings automotically. The function is based on a distance and duration threashold to aggregate sightings together. You can still edit automotic attribution later.
Once you have finish just click on be button below the map to carry on the process...
3. Modify checklists
You can navigate into each checklist by clicking on the tab and modify each of them as desire. In addition, we automatically added a few improvement such as exact timing and location of each observation in comment or a static map with location of your sightings. Feel free to remove them of modify them
Upload your data in eBird
First, download the eBird file (.csv) for the checklist(s) by clicking on the buttons below:
Then, upload the eBird formatted file on eBird, following the process below:
- Open eBird, go to "Submit Observations", and "Import Data" or click on eBird Import
- Choose "eBird Record Format (Extended)", and load the file which was downloaded at the ttvious step.
- Click on "Import File"
- Probably that some specie won't be recognized. You will have to match them with the correct specie. Don't worry, this is only done once per specie, then eBird memorize the match!