Imports do count towards life lists, challenges and challenge badges (badges awarded when completing a challenge) on Birda. Imports however do not count towards general (non-challenge) badges.
We are looking into creating programmatic connections to other platforms (e.g. linking your eBird or iNaturalist account to Birda) and once that is done we may award badges for imported records.
So go ahead and import your records to Birda to get started in a challenge and to get your full life list up and running 😀
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