[Tweeters] Software for keeping life list

Tucker, Trileigh TRI at seattleu.edu
Sat Oct 26 16:06:54 PDT 2013

Hi Tweeters,

I have several birding apps that I use in the field for identifying and learning about birds. I also enter sightings into EBird from time to time. Now, having done a lot of travel in the past year, I'm thinking I'd like to compile a life list. So I'm wondering, for those of you who keep a life list, what format do you use?

I'd like to be able to generate a viewable version of the entire list, and if I were to use EBird, I would need to go through its data-entry steps over and over for dozens to maybe a couple of hundred species (I really don't have a sense of how many I've seen, I realize). Before launching that process, it'd be nice to feel it's worth it and that I won't need to start all over with some other app/software. I've also considered just setting up an Excel file.

Ideally, the software would let me easily link to photos of each species as well as be searchable by location etc.

Thanks for your thoughts and advice,

Trileigh Tucker
Lincoln Park, West Seattle
Natural history website: naturalpresence.wordpress.com
Photography: flickr.com/photos/trileigh

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