Anyone still using Avisys for their birds?

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Anyone still using Avisys for their birds?

Post by chrish » August 26th, 2015, 6:54 pm

There is a post about the end of Avisys support updates on Ebird as well as a primer on getting your data out of Avisys and into ebird.

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/avisystoebird/

http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/a ... s-to-ebird

Highly recommended if you are still Avisys dependent. I switched over to Ebird about 5 years ago or so and have never looked back. The phone apps to get your data directly Ebird from the field are the icing on the cake!

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Re: Anyone still using Avisys for their birds?

Post by Curtis Hart » September 23rd, 2015, 6:35 pm

Yes, and not looking forward to it. I'll still probably use it for mammals and herps.

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Re: Anyone still using Avisys for their birds?

Post by Curtis Hart » September 29th, 2015, 8:59 pm

It took me about 10 hours, but it's done. Not as bad as I thought, but matching all the locations was time consuming. I'm sure I will still have a few data reviewer emails to sort out.

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Re: Anyone still using Avisys for their birds?

Post by chrish » September 30th, 2015, 7:33 pm

Yeah, I'm sure you are due for some emails. I am always glad to get them. I have had to remove a couple of birds from my lifelist based on their reviews, but I've also had them get me a new bird a couple of times.

Now that it is there, you can use the ebird apps to get your birds recorded faster. Hopefully the Android version will be up and running soon.

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Re: Anyone still using Avisys for their birds?

Post by Curtis Hart » October 4th, 2015, 4:40 pm

I find ebird to be about a quarter as user friendly as Avisys. I've been trying to import my records in to Avibase, but it just keeps telling me my session has expired and that I have to log in again, instantly. Any thoughts?

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Re: Anyone still using Avisys for their birds?

Post by chrish » October 7th, 2015, 5:21 pm

I don't know why avibase would be doing that. Weird. I didn't have any problem like that? Are you sure your ebird login info is correct in it?

Avibase is a bit strange to use, but when you get it figured out it can be pretty useful. I just used it to create a checklist for the Yucatan Peninsula showing me the lifers I can see there in the last week in June, 2016.

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Re: Anyone still using Avisys for their birds?

Post by Curtis Hart » October 26th, 2015, 7:36 pm

I did eventually figure it out. I didn't realize you had to create the checklist before importing records, I figured it would just import all the records and use them the same way avisys did. I haven't had time to mess around with it yet, but it seems to have good potential.



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Re: Anyone still using Avisys for their birds?

Post by chrish » August 22nd, 2016, 11:51 am

If you are still using Avisys, I see someone has done the Clements 2016 update for it.

http://avisys.faintlake.com/

Use at your own discretion. The guy who started Avisys died last year and the software was pretty much left in limbo. This update was done by a user.

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