Date: 9/8/19 4:47 am From: Karen Markey <ylime...> Subject: [birders] Sharing master eBird checklists from a group field trip
When you ask your field trip leader to share his/her eBird checklist with you, the leader prepares a master checklist that reflects birds seen and/or heard by one or more members of the group. Via email, eBird sends you a link asking you to accept a copy of the master checklist, and, presumably, you accept such a copy. If you did NOT see and/or hear one or more birds on your copy of the master checklist, you can edit your copy of the checklist, REMOVING birds you did NOT see and/or hear. If you saw and/or heard one or more birds that are NOT on the copy, you can edit your list, ADDING birds you saw or heard. eBird then removes or adds the birds to your personal copy of the checklist, not to the master checklist.
If you accept every bird on the master checklist, then eBird adds all the birds to the various life-lists it creates for you. Thus, you might want to be circumspect, reviewing the eBird checklists you accept, removing and adding birds based on whether you heard and/or saw them.