Date: 4/2/17 4:12 pm
From: Ann Pettigrew <rook185...>
Subject: Re: April eBird challenge
I have had issues with my phone running out of juice while doing counts but I think a lot of that is because I was using the voice recorder which drained my phone. I ordered one of these battery packs to see if that will help. (I just realized I am not allowed to put the link on PABirds). It is an Anker Power Core. I found it on Amazon and it is small enough to,easily fit in your pocket.

I am hoping it works!

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA

Sent from my iPad

> On Apr 2, 2017, at 6:49 PM, Rob Blye <rwblye...> wrote:
> I use my Android smart phone almost daily with the eBird mobile app. On a
> recent overseas trip I created greater than 80 offline checklists over 20
> days in an area where I did not have cell service (too cheap to buy it) or
> internet access except in the evenings at hotels. I often got two days from
> my battery. I had it in airplane mode because I was not using the telephone
> or internet and did not need the connectivity.
> *Rob*
> Robert W. Blye
> 34603 Doe Run
> Lewes DE 19958-3332
> 302 945-8618
> 610 213-2413 mobile
> On Sat, Apr 1, 2017 at 3:42 PM, Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii...>
> wrote:
>> Once you've started the checklist, the app shouldn't be using any real
>> battery-hogging features (data, gps, etc.), so you may wish to look at what
>> else you have running in the background. Also, it helps to try and walk
>> along and keep a mental tally of what you're seeing and needing to add so
>> you aren't firing up your display for every bird encountered to update your
>> list. Switching to airplane mode can also help on battery and may be useful
>> for areas birded where there isn't cell reception and your phone is
>> constantly searching for a tower.
>> Also, one small clarification eBird mobile never cost a penny. What you
>> paid for before was BirdLog and that was made by a commercial business and
>> Cornell bought that out and used it as the basis of eBird mobile. Your
>> money for BirdLog went to Birds in the Hand LLC not Cornell.
>> Regards,
>> Ted Nichols II
>> Annville, Pa. (Lebanon County)
>>>>> On Apr 1, 2017 7:18 AM, "Chuck Berthoud" <cbpabirds...> wrote:
>>>>> Hello PA Birders:
>>>>> The folks at Cornell Lab of Ornithology are promoting eBird Mobile
>> this
>>>>> month. This is an app available on Apple or Android devices. Several
>>> years
>>>>> ago I paid $10 for the app but the write up says it is free so check
>> for
>>>>> any subsequent cost.
>>>>> Using the app continuously in the field quickly drains my cell phone
>>>>> battery. Therefore I have returned to using the paper checklist while
>>>>> birding as I like to keep a running list rather than rely on my memory
>>>>> (think complete checklists). Still I prefer at least starting the
>>> checklist
>>>>> in the field which keeps track of the effort for me and often I enter
>>> short
>>>>> lists on the phone and submit them before leaving the area. If there
>> no
>>>>> internet service the app works offline.
>>>>> Chuck Berthoud
>>>>> Board member, PA Society of Ornithology
>>>>> York County
>>>>> 717/608-2614 mobile
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