ryanbrady created the topic: eBird Portals: Where to Submit Atlas Observations
With the Atlas off and running and breeding activity picking up it appears some Wisconsin birders are confused about where/how to submit sightings to the Atlas. At first blush having two state-based eBird portals may seem perplexing but in reality knowing when to use the new Atlas eBird portal (
) instead of the traditional Wisconsin eBird portal (
) is remarkably simple. We first covered this topic in February and are hoping to further clarify the issue in this article.
In short, if one or more species on your checklist has a breeding code of Possible or higher, use the Atlas eBird portal. If it doesn’t, use the traditional Wisconsin eBird portal. Even though the traditional Wisconsin eBird portal will accept breeding codes as part of its global system, Atlas observations should not be entered there! They will not be related to the Atlas’s unique block system or integrated into Wisconsin-specific atlas results and outputs.
Have a checklist you mistakenly entered to the wrong portal? You can fix it without having to re-enter it. Read the article to find out how.
The last atlas newsletter says you can now better browse the atlas website on a phone. It was impossible for us to get a full data entry application built for phones in the first year (cornell bought and is currently reprogramming the existing birdlog) so for the time being if you want to atlas using your phone, you can do so via birdlog, and then edit the checklists later on your computer, which you can read about on page 27 of the handbook: