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Exporting from BirdTrack
Exporting from BirdTrack

Step-by-step guide on how to export your records from BirdTrack and import them to Birda

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Written by John White
Updated over a week ago

Step 1: Open BirdTrack

Open BirdTrack and log in to your account. You'll see the main screen with a menu on the left hand side. Click "Explore data".

Step 2: Explore my records

Then click on "Explore my records" in the middle.

Step 3: Set Filters and Create Output

Birda automatically prevents duplicate records from being created so it is not necessary to import specific dates. Simply set the filters to the following and then press the "Create Output" button in the bottom right:

  • Dates: All

  • Places: World

  • Species: Leave blank

  • Taxa: Birds

  • Output: Table - View/download records

Step 4: Download

The data will be shown in a window below. Click the "Download" button.

Step 5: Select Columns

A window will appear asking which fields you wish to export. Please select 'Yes' on all of these fields and then click "Download".

WARNING!!! To prevent failed imports on Birda make sure:

  • You select 'Yes' on all fields

  • You do not select 'Provide Machine-readable (JSON) subrow data'

Step 6: File Downloaded

After a few moments, a file called bt.xlsx will download. This is the file you'll need to import into Birda. IMPORTANT!!! Do not open or edit your bt.xlsx file as this may change date formats in the file and cause the import to fail.

Step 7: Import to Birda

Now simply open this URL to get started with your import:

We automatically deduplicate imports so you can import as many times as you want to. Read more here.

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