Hi all. Not sure if it's OK to post general ebird questions here, but thought this group might have some advice/opinions.
What is the standard best practice for reporting casual sightings from a location where you're 'out all day' and observe a handful of species throughout the day? I checked/googled e-bird for advice on this topic, but couldn't find a clear answer.
An example is most recent post - spotted a few woodpeckers (and various other species) over the course of 3 days of hiking. But this doesn't have to be a backpacking trip necessarily. Do I.
1 - Do a number of individual posts of these individual birds - so 20 minute length with the particular bird, and any others that happen to be around then? If so, how much time is appropriate? E-bird says they prefer reports over shorter time periods. But, wouldn't that skew the results if you only make a report when something notable makes an appearance?
2- Do a single trip report that spans numerous days?
3- Do a trip report "each day"
For each of the last two, that's a lot to keep track of. and especially if you're moving around a lot. Any other suggestions?
On this particular trip, there weren't a ton of birds in general, but the few that made an appearance were notable (at least to me), I'd like to have a record of them, but not sure the best approach.