Date: 11/16/20 4:57 am
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Help with converting old Avisys data to eBird checklists
Hi Ian,

First, let me say how very odd it is that less than 10 minutes ago (7:45 a.m. EST), I was perusing an old file folder on my computer and randomly ran across a bunch of bird checklist files that an older birder in VT sent me early this year to try to convert to text/something he could open...eerie!

I don't use PC at all, but did you see this website below? There is an .exe patch of some sort for allowing conversion of AviSys to eBird. I don't even know what AviSys is/was, but perhaps that'll help? I would assume that you/he/someone Googled 'AviSys', but just in case. If it helps, great!

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA
AviSys Birding Software<>
Jerry Blinn closed AviSys in August 2015 and passed away in November 2015 without leaving any provision for continuity of AviSys. Ownership of his website,, expired and it is no longer in operation. I have preserved relevant pages from the website here, with some additional material, including annual Clements taxonomic updates for 20162019.

From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of Ian Worley <iworley...>
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 4:33 AM
To: <VTBIRD...> <VTBIRD...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Help with converting old Avisys data to eBird checklists

Hello all,

An elderly local birder with observations going back many decades tells
me "I have hundreds, if not thousands, of records from the late
ninety's on my computer in the old Avisys method of data storage." He
is manually converting them to eBird records.

But I recall there was an Avisys system for conversion, that did the
work for you. Does that still exist? Is there another way to do it?
Do any of you have recent experience in converting Avisys data to
eBird? I have none.


Ian Worley
Reviewing for Vermont and other locations
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