The bigger issue with eBird, is that by using it your sighthings are preserved for all time in the a secure, searchable international data base. I would think most people would like their data to be part of a database used for research and establishing range, seasonal trends etc.
Whatever you're using to keep track of what you've seen - notebooks, spreadsheets, individual data programs - there is very little chance any of it will be preserved when you're gone. Even if you leave it to a responsible organization it likely will not end up in easily searchable form. As I often say to contemporaries with a love of MLB, it will be like when your mother threw away your baseball cards.
Greg Hanisek Waterbury
On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 7:46 PM, Susanne Shrader via CTBirds < <ctbirds...> wrote:
> In terms of directions from ebird, many of us prefer to bird without > consulting ebird or even taking any kind of electronic devices with us. > Thank you for the location, Dean Rupp. > > Susanne Shrader > <birdgirrl...> > > > > > _______________________________________________ > This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) > for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. > For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/ > mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org > _______________________________________________ This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org